How did you fell in love with LP?


#1

I would like to hear your reasons how did you fell in love with LP. Maybe someone fell in love because the band members are so handsome…or the lyrics are so beautiful or maybe your friend or big bro or sis teach you listen Linkin Park :’)

I was only 7-years-old when me and my sisters were watching some music program. Then they played In The End. The song sounded so different than the other songs. The way how did they connected rap and rock together was so awesome way! And in some way it felt like I fall in love at first sight :’)


#2

Same here mostly, one of my older brothers let me lisin to their first record while rideing in the car one day. I was about your age as well 7or8 i dont rly remember but it rly opened my eyes, i fell even more in love with them when i went into middle school. I went through my parents divorse when i was 9 and had moved alot so Lp had helped me through all that, as i was still growing up they still help me out when im upset. If i just wanted to scream or bash my head it always works and makes everything els just stand still for a moment and okay again. I never rly thought of myself as rly part of the LP family i knew i was a huge fan from the start, but i didnt feel like i was part of the Nation world wide family and now that i am that hole is filled. I can finnaly talk with other fans live and hear theirs exsperiences as same as mine, its a rly exciteing thing and not anyone in my family would understand that other then LPU world wide family would. Ya know so this is just part of how i fell in love with this wounderful band, their music is genious and very inspireing in my books they have rly changed my life and im glad i got into them at such a young age. I will continue being a big fan for as long as i life :slight_smile: i hope you like what i have had to say message me anytime… LPF 4 Life :slight_smile:


#3

It’s simply the touching lyrics…and the fact that the instrumentals of EVERY song seem to be amazing and fit the lyrics/ emotions of the songs perfectly :slight_smile:

I started to listen to them in 5th or 6th grade :slight_smile:


#4

ooh, very nice strories :slight_smile: Seems like we all have so much in common because those songs really helps in different situations


#5

Oh it’s such a long story xD Well, my dad has been a fan since day 1 so when HT was released I remember him coming home from the store and playing the cd and I was like “Whoa daddy, why does this soldier have wings? Can he fly? I wanna flyyyy” (I was 6 years old then) and my dad was like laughing at me all day. So I grew up their music and the day Meteora was released happens to be my name’s day and my dad bought me Meteora as a present and I fell in love with it. It was sooooo me! Numb touched me deeply and since then I’ve been a hardcore fan. It’s amazing how a band can touch your heart like they did with mine. They mean the world to me!


#6

aaw, you are so cute :’) luckily your dad bought the meteora for you! that little cd has affected a lot in your life :’)


#7

Well, i remember it was like 5/6 when i fell in love with LP thanks to one of my best friend, i remember that we were going together to school when at some point he introduced me to Linkin Park. I can say that it was also “the right place at the right time” cause just in that period i wanted to change music genre !
From that moment Linkin Park had helped me so much cause in that period and mostly in a few years later i’ve been through several hard moments cause i’ve been disappointed by several close friends and mostly by my sister…i think i would have never overcome that moments if Linkin Park hadn’t helped me with their songs which describes how i felt and sometimes how i feel everyday. Linkin Park just gave me the strength to go on and their lyrics, full of emotions, are just the biography of my life :’)
That’s kinda why i love them so much :3


#8

I fell in love with Linkin Park because I grew up listening to rap/hip-hop. When I was 9 I started listening to boy bands and industrial rock. And then I heard bands like Limp Bizkit, Slipknot, Korn, and Linkin Park and was hooked and Linkin Park was a perfect mesh of rap, pop, and electronic at a time when I was into all 3 of those. I loved the continuity of Hybrid Theory and the flow and anger in each song. This was also the same time that my parents were separating and it was tough going through the feelings of betrayal and loneliness and helplessness, but these were feelings that Linkin Park touched upon and let me feel like I wasn’t alone.


#9

i fell in love with LP because LP was the first Band an first musi i really listened to :stuck_out_tongue: so i just thougt “wow " and i saw chester in what ive done and i was abt 10 years old an di thought " he moves sooo cool :O” and then i wanted to find out more abt this cool guys with their cool music:P so i watched videos and they were funny , serious, nice, etc… at the same time :smiley: today i know its probably normal but they were the first guys that influenced me and NOBODY ELSE ínpresed me so much as they did :stuck_out_tongue:


#10

[quote=StanleyElite]It’s simply the touching lyrics…and the fact that the instrumentals of EVERY song seem to be amazing and fit the lyrics/ emotions of the songs perfectly :slight_smile:

I started to listen to them in 5th or 6th grade :slight_smile:
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I have to agree with you on this, except I was 15 at the time and became a really big fan :slight_smile:


#11

My aunt recorded a CD of Bon Jovi for my mother. But she recorded a song that Bon Jovi was not … Start with something like this:

  • Crawling in my skin, These Wounds They Will not Heal …
    11 years and 1 month or less. Since that day I hear LP, I loved that song

#12

When I was 7 (In 2007), I was in love with Spider-Man and my brother walks in the room and showed me a Spider-Man video on YouTube I might of liked, so he shows it to me, but there was a song playing in the video instead of sound. The song was What I’ve Done. In an instant, I was in love with Linkin Park and What I’ve Done.


#13

BTW, that wasn’t the first [i]time[i] I heard LP :smiley: In 2005, Our family went out to eat one night and when we were driving home, we took a little joy ride through a neighborhood. My brother was listening to his iRiver (if you don’t know what an iRiver is, don’t ask me because I didn’t know what it was either) and I asked if I could listen with him and he let me. We listened to about 3 songs and then this one song came on and since I was 5, my favorite part was when Chester sang “So, what the hell are you waiting for.” Long story short, Numb / Encore was the first song I ever listened to Linkin Park


#14

I heard numb at youtube and then i was like : :heart:_____________​:heart:


#15

LOL! I love your story Evo xD. I first heard Somewhere I belong on the radio back in early 2003 and thats pretty much when I fell in love.


#16

I listen to them alongside since Meteora but I finally became a fan because my ex gf is a big fan and I bought her tickets for the Frankfurt Show 2008. The show was amazing especially the crowd at the chorus from In The End was awesome. Since them I saw them 6 times live and except for the Stuttgart Show 09 was every show an amazing one.


#17

When did I ‘discover’ LP:
Seeing Crawling video, while it was released, as a 10 year old, on MTV one morning at grandparents home. Was impressed. After that I hear their other songs a few times via friends that owned HT or some tracks. I’ve always wanted to have it myself but it never happened until 2004 when I got Meteora as a present for good school results. I liked LP’s songs through Meteora before I got the album, was paying more attention to them than before. When I got the album, I remember LP turning into an obsession immediately, after Meteora I got the other albums, not in any specific order… I didn’t really realize they had a fanclub till I read the From The Inside book where they mentioned members having M&G’s at their shows. Immediately I wanted to become a member. It had cost me so much drama to make it happen, then finally in Feb 2006, during LPU5, I got an LPU membership as 15th Bday present. I remember being so happy to be part of this, and still am!

What I love about them:
Music (of course), lyrics, videos: It got my attention because it sounded so different than the stuff that’s been out there. Still impresses me. The way they look at theirselves
Their live shows = OMG how is this even possible!!
Their connection with the fans (chats, blogs, twitter, M&G’s, and other surprising stuff they often do)
Their great personalities, them being nice, funny and all those cool things…
Ok and Shinoda’s looks & sweet personality get me fangirly sometimes as well (=pretty much)
…Probably more reasons that don’t immediately come to my mind…

BTW I’m the only person in my entire family that loves LP + None of my NON-ONLINE-LP friends are LP fans…


#18

I was a child, almost your age, when I watched In The End in 2000. I loved the music and the video although I wasn’t able to understand the lyrics because of my age (my mother tongue is spanish and I started learning english that year). My older brother had always listened LP and I just grew up with them. I remember clearly that one day, when I was 8, my brother was listening LP and I ran into his room and shouted “THE MAN WITH THE DISTINCTIVE VOICE… WHAT’S HIS NAME??” and my bro asked “Who?” “THE MAN WHO IS SINGING NOW!!!” and I’ll never forget my brother’s smile while he says “He’s Chester Bennington”. At the age of 12 I started reading their lyrics and understanding them. Loving so much their music and their meaningful lyrics, it was impossible for me not to become a huge fan.


#19

Ok so I know it’s a little long but every detail (in my opinion) is necessary and falling in love with LP was a slower process for me. It’s also longer because no one that I know likes LP (well besides my dad but he wouldn’t understand why I love them so much) and I figured that if anyone would understand it would be the LPU members. Also if anyone actually reads this whole thing just know that they forever have my respect.

My best friend died four years ago of brain cancer and I acted like it didn’t effect me at all, but it did. About that time I also began to realize how different I was from everybody else. I was born with no left ear, so I’m completely deaf on my left side and have limited hearing on my right. It had never really sunk in that everyone else could hear more than I could until my friend had died so it really just made me more depressed. About a year and a half later towards the end of my sixth grade year I came really close to ending everything but I heard a song by Taylor Swift called “Tied Together With a Smile” (I know I’m talking about Taylor Swift but it will all come back to LP, trust me) and something about it told me to hold on. So I did. A few months later I heard another song and it also convinced me to keep holding on for a little while longer (that little while turned into a year). Then in August of 2010 I saw the video for “The Catalyst” on VH1 Top 20 Countdown. At first I really didn’t like it, the song that is, but I loved the video. Long story short the song eventually grew on me but people in my life had pegged LP as a heavy metal screamo band so I really didn’t want to get into them, plus I wasn’t a big fan of rap. Then in October came the video for “Waiting for the End.” I loved that song from the very beginning and for some reason I didn’t consider Mike’s rapping rap, probably because I actually liked it. But I still didn’t dig any deeper into LP. Then about a year ago I noticed that a band that I got into shortly after Taylor Swift began changing and it wasn’t the good type of change. The last semester of eighth grade was really hard on me. I remember coming home and crying a lot and no music that I was currently into was doing any good for me like it did before. By the time eighth grade graduation came around I had two people that were my friends, but they didn’t understand what it felt like to have someone one day and then have them ripped away from you the next. They also didn’t get how stupid you could feel because you had to ask someone to repeat what they just said three or four times just to somewhat understand what they were trying to say. I remember sitting up on that stage, looking around at the forty some faces that I couldn’t stand, and feeling so alone. One of the things that I did when I was younger was horseback riding. I started at about age three but then quit when I was eight because I wanted a horse and my parents wouldn’t get me one (I promise this will tie into LP). So about a week before graduation I decided to pick it back up again because I thought that it would get my mind off of the negative, which it did. So shortly after graduation the music video for “Iridescent” came on MTV. I remember feeling shocked that a “screamo” band could come out with something thing like that. As soon as it was done I went up to my room and watched it on YouTube. By the time Chester was done singing the chorus for the first time, I was in tears, and by the time the song was done I was crying so hard because I realized that the only way I could get past everything was by letting it go. After watching the video a few times I began to realize that maybe they weren’t just a screamo band. A few days later it was time for my second riding lesson. This time I was riding a pretty big horse named Adagio. I remember looking into his eyes while grooming him and seeing that something about him was missing. He just had this blank, lost, almost depressed look in his eyes. I felt like I was looking at a horse version of me. Anyway fast forward a bit, all during that hour of riding Adagio I couldn’t stop thinking of “Iridescent” and how I felt like it described him also. When I got home later that day I was on a mission to listen to LP. I went on iTunes and saw that those three songs were all off of ATS, so I decided to start there. The ones that I remember listening to the most were “Robot Boy” and “The Messenger” and those two convinced me buy ATS. I remember finding the CD at Target a few days later and my mom looking at me like I was insane for wanting to buy something by LP. I remember listening to it for the first time at two in the morning on June 6 and crying through pretty much the whole thing. After I listened to ATS I looked up other songs on YouTube. I don’t think that I’ve ever cried so much in my life because it’s like they were singing and rapping about the things that were going on in my head. But what I realized most was that I wasn’t the only one who was feeling the way I was. For the first time in three years I didn’t feel alone. I kept getting more and more into LP and my mom and dad didn’t understand it at all. My mom wasn’t very open minded about them but my dad eventually was. One day he asked if we could listen to ATS in the car on the way to school. So we did and he really liked it, which really surprised me. I kept up horseback riding and I kept digging myself even deeper into LP. Towards the end of September my parents bought me Adagio (I promise this is LP related) and I discovered something about him. He came to my trainer’s barn as a rescue, almost 500 pounds underweight, and nobody liked to ride him because he was a retired racehorse and liked to go faster than usual. I remember looking at him a little while after we had gotten him and not seeing this lost depressed look in his eye like I had four months earlier, but instead a small spark that was growing and wouldn’t stop. Again, I couldn’t help thinking of how in a way he was me in horse form. Then I started thinking of how he needed a show name (Adagio is his barn name and horses need something more unique when they are shown). LP song titles instantly started popping into my mind and eventually I narrowed it down to two, When They Come for Me and Iridescent. But my problem was that WTCFM described him really well because of certain lyrics but Iridescent described us together. Finally I just listened to both hoping that I could just pick. When I listened to WTCFM that time I didn’t feel anything, but before Mike even started singing the first verse of Iridescent I was crying because I knew that that was the only name that would ever work. But since discovering LP, I’ve not only learned so much about myself but I’ve gained a deeper appreciation for music and that just because a band appears to be “heavy metal screamo” it doesn’t mean that they are :slight_smile:


#20

[quote=Lauren]Ok so I know it’s a little long but every detail (in my opinion) is necessary and falling in love with LP was a slower process for me. It’s also longer because no one that I know likes LP (well besides my dad but he wouldn’t understand why I love them so much) and I figured that if anyone would understand it would be the LPU members. Also if anyone actually reads this whole thing just know that they forever have my respect.

My best friend died four years ago of brain cancer and I acted like it didn’t effect me at all, but it did. About that time I also began to realize how different I was from everybody else. I was born with no left ear, so I’m completely deaf on my left side and have limited hearing on my right. It had never really sunk in that everyone else could hear more than I could until my friend had died so it really just made me more depressed. About a year and a half later towards the end of my sixth grade year I came really close to ending everything but I heard a song by Taylor Swift called “Tied Together With a Smile” (I know I’m talking about Taylor Swift but it will all come back to LP, trust me) and something about it told me to hold on. So I did. A few months later I heard another song and it also convinced me to keep holding on for a little while longer (that little while turned into a year). Then in August of 2010 I saw the video for “The Catalyst” on VH1 Top 20 Countdown. At first I really didn’t like it, the song that is, but I loved the video. Long story short the song eventually grew on me but people in my life had pegged LP as a heavy metal screamo band so I really didn’t want to get into them, plus I wasn’t a big fan of rap. Then in October came the video for “Waiting for the End.” I loved that song from the very beginning and for some reason I didn’t consider Mike’s rapping rap, probably because I actually liked it. But I still didn’t dig any deeper into LP. Then about a year ago I noticed that a band that I got into shortly after Taylor Swift began changing and it wasn’t the good type of change. The last semester of eighth grade was really hard on me. I remember coming home and crying a lot and no music that I was currently into was doing any good for me like it did before. By the time eighth grade graduation came around I had two people that were my friends, but they didn’t understand what it felt like to have someone one day and then have them ripped away from you the next. They also didn’t get how stupid you could feel because you had to ask someone to repeat what they just said three or four times just to somewhat understand what they were trying to say. I remember sitting up on that stage, looking around at the forty some faces that I couldn’t stand, and feeling so alone. One of the things that I did when I was younger was horseback riding. I started at about age three but then quit when I was eight because I wanted a horse and my parents wouldn’t get me one (I promise this will tie into LP). So about a week before graduation I decided to pick it back up again because I thought that it would get my mind off of the negative, which it did. So shortly after graduation the music video for “Iridescent” came on MTV. I remember feeling shocked that a “screamo” band could come out with something thing like that. As soon as it was done I went up to my room and watched it on YouTube. By the time Chester was done singing the chorus for the first time, I was in tears, and by the time the song was done I was crying so hard because I realized that the only way I could get past everything was by letting it go. After watching the video a few times I began to realize that maybe they weren’t just a screamo band. A few days later it was time for my second riding lesson. This time I was riding a pretty big horse named Adagio. I remember looking into his eyes while grooming him and seeing that something about him was missing. He just had this blank, lost, almost depressed look in his eyes. I felt like I was looking at a horse version of me. Anyway fast forward a bit, all during that hour of riding Adagio I couldn’t stop thinking of “Iridescent” and how I felt like it described him also. When I got home later that day I was on a mission to listen to LP. I went on iTunes and saw that those three songs were all off of ATS, so I decided to start there. The ones that I remember listening to the most were “Robot Boy” and “The Messenger” and those two convinced me buy ATS. I remember finding the CD at Target a few days later and my mom looking at me like I was insane for wanting to buy something by LP. I remember listening to it for the first time at two in the morning on June 6 and crying through pretty much the whole thing. After I listened to ATS I looked up other songs on YouTube. I don’t think that I’ve ever cried so much in my life because it’s like they were singing and rapping about the things that were going on in my head. But what I realized most was that I wasn’t the only one who was feeling the way I was. For the first time in three years I didn’t feel alone. I kept getting more and more into LP and my mom and dad didn’t understand it at all. My mom wasn’t very open minded about them but my dad eventually was. One day he asked if we could listen to ATS in the car on the way to school. So we did and he really liked it, which really surprised me. I kept up horseback riding and I kept digging myself even deeper into LP. Towards the end of September my parents bought me Adagio (I promise this is LP related) and I discovered something about him. He came to my trainer’s barn as a rescue, almost 500 pounds underweight, and nobody liked to ride him because he was a retired racehorse and liked to go faster than usual. I remember looking at him a little while after we had gotten him and not seeing this lost depressed look in his eye like I had four months earlier, but instead a small spark that was growing and wouldn’t stop. Again, I couldn’t help thinking of how in a way he was me in horse form. Then I started thinking of how he needed a show name (Adagio is his barn name and horses need something more unique when they are shown). LP song titles instantly started popping into my mind and eventually I narrowed it down to two, When They Come for Me and Iridescent. But my problem was that WTCFM described him really well because of certain lyrics but Iridescent described us together. Finally I just listened to both hoping that I could just pick. When I listened to WTCFM that time I didn’t feel anything, but before Mike even started singing the first verse of Iridescent I was crying because I knew that that was the only name that would ever work. But since discovering LP, I’ve not only learned so much about myself but I’ve gained a deeper appreciation for music and that just because a band appears to be “heavy metal screamo” it doesn’t mean that they are :)[/quote]

This is an amazing story. It really moved me. :slight_smile: I’m glad you’ve found something within LP and chose to become a part of the LPU family. I don’t even know you, but I can tell you that you’re loved in the Linkin Park community and to always keep your head up. [heart][heart][heart]