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Riona ([personal profile] rionaleonhart) wrote2017-07-07 10:34 am

Just Like Before.

You guys, I really love Linkin Park. I really, really love Linkin Park a lot. I've barely stopped listening to their music since the live show. It's becoming a problem.

I don't get into bands! I enjoy music, but I haven't got invested in a specific band or artist in a fannish 'listening to all their stuff, reading up on the members, daydreaming about meeting them in the street' way since the Spice Girls, back when my age was in the single digits. The closest I got after that was... well, Linkin Park, in my early teens, but even then my obsession was limited to 'listening to Hybrid Theory over and over again' rather than falling headlong into band research. And now I've seen Linkin Park live, and they've ruined my life.

(A couple of great facts I've learnt from said research:

- the video for 'One Step Closer' was directed by a porn director.
- before they were signed, their strategy for getting an audience was going 'hey, we're having a GREAT PARTY but you're only allowed in if you have a ticket to our band's performance beforehand,' and then a Music Person turned up at one of their gigs and saw everyone there for the alcohol later and went 'wow, this place is packed, I should offer these guys a contract!')

Very bad idea: write a series of fics inspired by Linkin Park songs. Fics for my existing fandoms, I mean; I'm not going to write fanfiction about Linkin Park. (I don't think I'm going to write fanfiction about Linkin Park. Please don't let me write fanfiction about Linkin Park.) I don't know what 'Good Goodbye' makes me want to write, exactly, but I know it makes me want to write something.

(I just thought, Hmm, if I'm going to link that song I'd better actually watch the video, just in case it requires content warnings. It depicts... an evil basketball game? An evil basketball game. Okay.)

If this were a more obscure band, I'd probably link to a few favourite songs here, but there doesn't seem much point when most people have heard at least some Linkin Park already. So instead I'm going to link to a couple of stupid Linkin Park mashups that somehow work surprisingly well: 'In the End, You're an All-Star' (Linkin Park/Smash Mouth - I've listened to this so many times that the opening of 'In the End' now sounds weird to me without the whistling in the background), and 'Into Numb You' (Linkin Park/Ariana Grande - it is genuinely incredible how much better this Grande song sounds with Linkin Park's backing).

So, yes, apparently I am now an active, passionate Linkin Park fan. I can't believe this is happening to me. This is a disaster. I feel as if I should say goodbye and hit the road, pack it up and disappear. Better have someplace to go, 'cause I can't come back around here.

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