R.I.P. Chester Bennington

You’re constantly trying to prove yourself, even after you’ve made it.  ~Chester Bennington~

I rarely write about musics that I love, books that I’ve read and love, movies that I go crazy about, because, initially, this blog is all about my business and motivation. And perhaps, a bit of about my family. I don’t see any of my personal favourites would fit into the theme of this blog.

But, after a while, I am kind of letting go bit by bit, sharing to my readers on my thoughts, what I love, what I favour and what I go crazy about.

And here I am, writing about one band that I really love so much. Writing about a person that I do care a lot.

There were so many things that I really want to say about the death of Chester Bennington. But, this entry, it’s not really about that.

Bennoda. One of their earliest songs that I keep on playing, from time to time. Crawling.

I’ve been a fan of Linkin Park since the beginning of Linkin Park. I’ve remembered bought their first album back when I was in Form 5. And the fandom continued for a while until I entered my university. And I’ve finally had the chance to actually went to their concert, when they visit Malaysia for the first time. That was my first concert.

I’ve remembered watching their ‘Live In Texas’ and kept on replaying this moment, over and over again. I still have the VCD until now. Yes, VCD. Not DVD. Haha!

My mother paid for 2 tickets, both my sister’s and mine. The concert was held in Stadium Merdeka. And I still remember the loudness, the craziness. They sang most of their songs from their latest album at that time, Meteora. And oh my, can I say that it felt like I was in their music video when they performed ‘Faint’? Like, it was exactly like in the music video…:)

Those were some of the best moments. And I’m not saying that I am proud of these moments, because now, I am no longer support concerts and all.

He jumped like nobody cares.

I always wanted to be a rock star. That was my childhood dream. That’s what I told everybody I was going to be when I grew up. ~Chester Bennington~

Chester, oh Chester. You were one of my first loves. (Yes, I have a few of my first loves, but no worries, they are only celebrities / game characters / fictional characters from books that I’ve read. I know, I’m that weird, haha!)

What can I say? I fell in love with his loyalty (towards his friends and his family), with his goofiness (Chester was really silly, you know), with his good looks (I’m not a fan of his tattoos, I’m sorry), and of course, with his voice. He’s the only few singers (that I’ve known) that can sing like an angel and scream like a devil.

It’s cool to be a part of recovery. This is just who I am, this is what I write about, what I do, and most of my work has been a reflection of what I’ve been going through in one way or another. ~Chester Bennington~

Your songs (basically the band’s songs) are mostly about a person that is going through dark times, and how does one feel to be in a dark place. It’s okay, everyone, somehow must have gone through these kind of phases in their life. At least, once.

Well, we promised our fans that we’d put out records faster, and that’s what we’re doing. We figured out a way to condense our cycle, so to speak, by… continuing to write, trying to keep the creative ball rolling as often as possible. ~Chester Bennington~

But, overall, I fell in love with your high-spirited and passion for your music. You, somehow, kept on pushing and pushing to your limit, giving your best in your music. There were times you were sick, you had broken legs and all and still, you performed in your concert. And together as Linkin Park, you guys are (were) awesome.

Thank you Chester Bennington. As other fans have quoted you as their guardian angels, their hope in life, for me, I would like to honour and recognize you as one of my biggest idol (crush) ever. Haha!! Thank you Chester for those moments. And thank you for your kindness, your humbleness that have touched many hearts, many souls in this world. You are indeed, a good guy after all, despite what you have gone through in your life.

Rest in peace, rock in paradise (R.I.P.) Chester Bennington. 20 March 1976 ~ 20 July 2017.

And I’m staying together with Linkin Park.

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