Somewhere I Belong

I am like a newspaper. When something major happens, I tell myself. Wait a minute, I have some pictures of Linkin Park somewhere. Problem is finding them from my blogs.

It was October 2003, Stadium Merdeka. I saw the concert with first time concert goer Florence Wan. Maybe she can remember the setlist?

I wrote:
“Last night’s Linkin Park concert was closely watched by a man in a serban and another in a bow-tie. The rap-rockers, the concert-goers and their minders behaved as the strict rules dictated. Nevertheless, Linkin Park rocked the stadium and even chanted ‘Malaysia Boleh!’ to the delight of the energetic, multi-racial crowd. Some opponents of the concert may not have realised that some half a century ago, at the very same venue, modern Malaysia was born. Our founding forefathers, gathered there, intended a place for every one under the colourful Malaysian sun. Somewhere we belong”

Bow tie man was the then Tourism Minister and the man in serban was part of PAS energetic protesters and that was 14 years ago. Three years later in 2006, I saw them again at the Bukit Kiara Equestrian Indoor Arena, They were not the headliners. I met Sharon Lam there.

I like Mike Shinoda’s wasteland rapping in In The End:
I tried so hard
And got so far
But in the end
It doesn’t even matter
I had to fall
To lose it all
But in the end
It doesn’t even matter

Coldplay: A Head Full of Dream Tour – Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland.

Malaysian post grad student Qadirah Chan (@qadchan on IG, sister of Amirah Chan (@amirahchan on IG), attended the 8th July concert which she ranked as a bucketlist accomplishment

She told me she paid double as she decided late, It was 250 Euro or about RM 1200 from a second hand website in April, There is a a Coldplay concert in Cardiff tonight.

#coldplay #concert #cardiff #dublin #ireland #unitedkingdom #crokepark #gaa #alternativerock


Glastonbury is a town and civil parish in Somerset, England. It is also the site of the annual Glastonbury Festival, a five-day festival of music and performing arts.

While many attendees camp out on site, some may find it problematic at the last minute and require hotel accommodation.

Glastonbury is a charming rural location with rustic cottages and Edwardian guesthouses, many; a short stroll from the concert venue. Check the location before booking. Many hotels are still available at the last minute at:

Pic: Techno music played as dawn breaks at Glastonbury Festival in the year 2000 By Pontificalibus (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

#glastonbury #somerset #uk #edsheeran #kateperry #musicfestival #mycenhotels