Last week-end (I know I'm late) I went to see the concert of Linkin Park in Bangkok.
I must admit that I was surprised when I first heard that Linkin Park was coming to Bangkok. I was like "Why would they come here?" lol
Anyway, they did come. And even best was the ticket price to go to the concert.
For a place in the last category - meaning quite far away from the stage- I paid 600 bahts (or 13€).
This is 4 to 6 times less than what I would have paid in Paris.
I went with a lof of friends, French, German, Iranian and Thai. Yeah it's still united color of Benetton here.
So we went to the concert which was supposed to start at 5PM. The time was quite unusual and that should have brought our attention.
We arrive at the Impact Arena (a complex of buildings designed to host all kinds of conferences, fairs etc) at 4:30PM and it turned out that they were many guest bands playing before the actual apparition of Linkin Park at... 9PM!!
This could have been bearable if the guest bands were not playing some kind of Hardcore rock mainly made of horrible growls and wierd noises. Needless to say that it was incredibly painful for my ears.
Apparently there is one thai band named Ebola (yeah, just like the virus) which is very popular in Thailand. Id (not sure of the orthography), the thai friend was a great fan of them. Good for him.
While waiting, we went to some other buildings to find some foods. We ended up in one of these very common food center where you can find all kind of food, japanese, vietnamese, of course thai and western food. It was one of my worst experience in a Food center but I want dig that subject.
9PM found us in the middle of a huge crowd, made of normal people and less normal (meaning fanatic) people dressed in black and stuff.
Of course the concert started late, at 9h30PM.
Despite being quite far from the scene, I was seeing quite clearly what was happening on stage, and the 3 giant screens were there to help from times to times.
Speaking of the live prestation, it was HUGE, AWESOME, WONDERFUL and I can keep going like that for another page lol.
really, I was impressed by the quality of the show. The way the sets of lights were playing, the audio quality were outstanding.
I have the feeling that Linkin Park did come with their technical team, cause Thai people didnt really accustom me to that kind of quality (no offense, just a fact).
Linkin Park delivered a impressive performance too. I dont know how the singer manages to scream that much but I swear that If I try to do the same, I will lose my voice in less than half an hour.
I think that is one of the reason why the concert was that short. A mere 1h20, it was short but intense.
The audience was delighted during all the show, people were jumping around, singing half of the time. Of course, we had a fair share of more than just tipsy people.
It wasn't surprising, the were selling tons of beer outside, and the smallest format was a glass of...1 liter of beer.
I took very few pictures of the show, it was quite dark (it was an open air show), and I was quite far.
Overall, it was a great, enjoyable evening.
I'm still hesitant about going to the concert of Muse at the end of this month. What do you think?
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