This Saturday, August 5th 2017 is my 17th birthday. I was supposed to finally see Linkin Park on that day. When I found out that I was going to see them and possibly meet them on my birthday I called my dad in tears of happiness. I told everyone I knew about it and how I was so excited. When I heard the news is his passing i of course was heart broken, but what made it worse was the thought that I was so close to meeting him after waiting my whole life. As this Saturday approaches I continue to get more and more distraught by Chesters death. There is a memorial for him in the city where the show was going to be but I don’t know if I can get myself to go, I hope this doesn’t sound selfish but I just can’t spend my birthday in tears. I know if I go I’ll be crying all day. So I’m posting another goodbye to Chester here, instead. I love you Chester, thank you for being a part of my life since I was a baby. Thank you being there when I was growing up. Thank you for making me who I am today. But most importantly, thank you for saving me and getting me through the hardest times of my life. I’m sorry that you were alone for so long, I would do anything to bring you back. I will forever have a hole in my heart knowing that your gone and I never had the chance to meet you. I hope one day I will see you in the next life. Rest In Peace, you’ll always be in my heart.
I’m sorry. I know how you feel. I had a meet and greet I won through the pre sale and was so excited to meet them. I’ve followed them for 17 years just never able to attend a concert. I was taking my 12 yr old daughter to meet them as she is a fan too. I was looking forward to meeting them all.