Chester Bennington-he was nothing but affable and nice and quick with the puns shirts
He’ll never be forgotten.
I’m 30 years old now and I got into Linkin Park when I was just a freshman back in highschool in 2000. I had a very rough childhood because I have a scar that disfigures part of my face, I was teased for much of my life and I was always the ‘odd’ kid. Highschool made it all worse and I didn’t have anyone to really…fall back on. I came from a poor family, my mom was a drug addict, my dad fell back into alcoholism when my nanny (his mother) died. I didn’t have very many friends. All I had were my books. I was really struggling and I had a few acquiescence I had made with some goth and punk kids.
Well, one day, one of them I’d say I was friends with came to me and gave me this beat up discman. It was blue and silver and covered in stickers. They also gave me a burned copy of Hybrid Theory and told me “you should really listen to this”. I did and like…I just remember having this intense, tingling feeling rush through me. For as much as people make fun of Linkin park’s lyrics these days, to someone in that mind state it really…speaks to them.
As I listened to the songs I realized everything they sung about was what I was going through and that meant there were people out there who did understand. They understood, they made it through and now here they are, singing about it. That revelation stopped me from ending my life.
One of their songs asks ” What am I leaving when i’m done here ? ”
I wish more than anything I would have been able to tell Chester and the rest of the band that atleast ONE thing, of many, they left was a young girl who found a way to fight through their depression and keep going forward.
You are all so very wonderful for showing how much you care and supporting your fellow fans.
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