Aug 5, 2017

Chester

It's been two weeks since Linkin Park's lead vocals, Chester Bennington, died of suicide. I just want to share what I posted the day I heard the news.

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I am not okay today. I just want to share some thoughts. I've been a Linkin Park fan since Hybrid Theory. I bought all their studio CD albums. I was looking for stores to buy their latest one. I cannot count how many times I have listened to their songs on my playlist. I even went all the way to Manila last 2013 and bought the most expensive ticket to see them. Their changes in music writing have been received negatively by others but I didn't care. I was still a fan. I embraced and appreciated the changes. I'd say Linkin Park is my only beloved rock band and I hold them dear in my heart since high school. I want people around me to understand how heartbreaking the news is to me. The thought of never hearing new songs from them and not being able to see a concert of them scares me.
RIP Chester. I hope the rest of the band members, their families and friends, and the fans (including me) will stay strong.

One final note: If you feel someone is suicidal, no matter how subtle the signs are, never ignore and seek help.

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Photo taken by me during Living Things World Tour in Manila last August 13, 2013.
I am heartbroken. Thank you Chester for sharing your talent to the world. You will be missed.