(Sorry if this is boring)
I won a pair of tickets for the Bristow, VA concert from the radio station. Since I already have mine, I decided to give them to my best friend, who likes LP, but from HT and Meteora era.
FYI she’s a metal head.
For many of you, i know LP isn’t just your favorite band. We share this unconditional love for this band. I admire them so much in everything they do, and I hate when I see others dissing their hard work. Well this someone was my best friend of 6 years.
I had a final exam to study for, but they only gave out tickets that specific day. I would stop studying to listen to the radio every hour to win tickets. I finally won a pair after 6 hours trying, and I was thrilled to share the news with her. She didn’t seem all that excited, but I imagined the idea would grow on her.
Especially after I spent my last $25 on a Korn ticket (which I never liked - but I enjoyed the show) because she idolizes them. I didn’t have a job, my other friend put water in my car gas tank which cost $650 to fix, I had to get a restraining order against him, then I lost my job because I didn’t have a car, and I owed the college $800 by a few weeks, with the risk of not graduating.
But my best friend was feeling down that day and even though I would be broke the next day, I care about her a lot, so I sacrificed my gas money to go to the show with her. Only I know how it feels to be at a concert with someone that doesn’t give a flying F* about the band and makes you look retarted there by yourself… this is happened to me 2 times.
She didn’t remember this at all when two nights ago she came to ask me if she could sell the pair of LP tickets to see System of a Down. OK , I LOVE SOAD too, but it’s not that. It’s how she treats Linkin Park like it’s F* garbage. When she knows nothing about their progress and will never have the capacity of appreciating their music…
You don’t like them, you’re entitled to that opinion. But to treat it like it’s some crappy band, and diss them, disrespect me, act selfish (it’s a pair, so my other friend is going too, but she wanted to sell both), and not care at all for what I did for her in the past, it’s messed up…
Not to mention I came from a poor town in Brazil and never got the chance to see Linkin Park live. I’ve been anticipating this for a long time. I bought my ATS Tour ticket for the Washington DC concert 7 months before the show, only to find out the show was canceled due to Chester being sick Past shows no one in my family wanted to take me, at all.
Probably one of the most exciting things happening to me right now is the new album, and I wanted to share my excitement with my best friend but she doesn’t give a crap. So much that it is even awkward to listen to it while riding in the car… My own car, that is.
I made her return the tickets to me. They’re mine, I earned them. But it sucks she won’t enjoy a great show.