Linkin Park Burn It Down @Himos

Linkin Park performed in front of around 8,000 enthusiastic (mostly) Finns in Himos Park, near Jämsä in central Finland. A great climax to what had been a good first concert of this magnitude at the venue.

There had been a few of the usual organisational hiccups that frequently happen in Finland but that was not enough to spoil was what a really good event.

I’ll do a summary of that in a follow up post, but below is a quick review of Linkin Park’s set.

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There were no real surprises to the set. They played the same as I posted earlier this week from Minsk. You can see the full set here from Himos.

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They did however play a good mix of all of their albums and played all their “classics” – with the possible exception of The Catalyst.

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The concert venue was good and it allowed for a very good view from not too far away – though the pictures may make you think differently.

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Highlight of the show for me was their slower medley: Leave Out All the Rest / Shadow of the Day / Iridescent. It was a very powerful segment of the set.

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They ended the show with Bleed it Out. This was a great finale as the song includes clapping already so it really worked the crowd into a final frenzy.

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They were very professional as always, this is the third time I have seen them. I did however feel it was a little less personal than previous occasions.

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I will never forget Mike Shinoda’s face in 2009 as he looked up from his keyboards into the Sonisphere crowd & realised just how many people were loving their music.

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But they are a business. They are great at what they do and certainly left the crowd very satisfied.

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What was your highlight?