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Joe
11-20-2005, 06:55 PM
Okay, so last Monday I went to see Fort Minor in London & I thought I'd let you know how it was.

I went by myself because nobody else would go with me. I arrived in London at 12:00pm and began my wait outside the Mean Fiddler. I was by myself until 2:00pm when another guy shown up, by about 5-6pm there was only about 8 of us in the line which was odd as usually the line stretches for miles at this point.

At about 5:30pm Mike came out to say hi to the fans. I had a quick word with him and took a few photographs, I also got him to sign on of my Believe Me singles, it was awesome. He had to rush off to TRL at this point, even though he didn't want to go at all as he told us, haha.

Anyway, the doors opened at 7:00pm and I was the first guy in, I had to go a separate way from the stage as I was going to the Meet & Greet. After waiting for about an hour, Tak, Ryu, Cheapshot & Mike all took a seat. I walked up, Mike was first. He first signed my photograph & passed it down the line as the rest signed, I then handed him my Believe Me single as I made nervous chat about how much I was looking forward to the show. I also slipped in about how I'm a dedicated member of the LPA, then instead of passing it onto Tak to sign, he wrote "Lpassociation.com" smack bang in the middle of the cover, and then signed his name in one of the four corners and passed it on. We shook hands and I moved onto Tak, Cheapshot & Ryu.

Tak, Cheapshot & Ryu were great people and seemed more interested to meet the fans than Mike did. think this was because they weren't used to the whole Meet & Greet process, whereas Mike knew he had to get through over a hundred people. I shook all of there hands and made some talk and then I left.

The gig itself was awesome & better than I expected. I was on the third row back because everybody had gotten to the front whilst I was at the M&G (grr). The support was a UK rapper known as Sway. Fort Minor came on & opened with Remember The Name, It's Goin' Down & Dolla. The then played the rest in no order; High Road, Red To Black, Numb / Encore, In The End, In Stereo, Mr. Brown, Believe Me, There They Go & others I'm possibly forgetting. They closed with Petrified.

Highlights; Meeting Mike outside, The M&G & The awesome people I met.

Lowlights; All the twats turning up in LP gear, half of the crowd not even knowing the other members of Fort Minor, Half of the crowd not even knowing about the mixtape, not getting to the front because of the M&G & not knowing any tracks from The Rising Tied because it hadn't leaked yet.

Best Songs; In Stereo, It's Goin' Down, Petrified, Dolla, Believe Me & There They Go.

Conclusion; It was an awsome night despite some twatnicks turning up in Linkin Park clothing & not knowing fuck all about Fort Minor. Before they played In The End though Mike said that he's noticed people wearing LP shirts, but he's seen more FM shirts which is great & that he'll sign them after show. Ideally enough, he stayed behind and signed shit for everyone.

Here are some pics, sorry about the quality on some of them. I left the camera at a friends house which means I've had to use my webcam to take the pics of the signed stuff. This is why this post is so late too, he's had my pics all week. Anyway, here you go.

Me & Mike
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/uncle_raj/MeMike.jpg
Happy Mike
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/uncle_raj/PB140011.jpg
Meet & Greet
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/uncle_raj/PB140018.jpg
Signed Photo
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/uncle_raj/Picture11.jpg
Signed Inlay - Believe Me CD1 - Mike
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/uncle_raj/Picture12.jpg
Signed Cover - Believe Me CD2 - Mike, Tak, Cheapshot & Ryu - LPA
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/uncle_raj/Picture10.jpg
All The Fort Minor Stuff I Got
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/uncle_raj/Picture13.jpg

JJ
11-20-2005, 07:12 PM
holy shit man!

that review was real cool - thanks for sharing it with us. iam totally jealous of you meeting mike and getting stuff signed by the whole of FM

i can see all the LP fans going just for the crack and i can empathise with you when you say they were twats.... i can imagine lol

hey next time you have no one to go with PM me or something - i wanted to go but no one would (plus the fact the rents where being bitches lol)

glad you had a good time man - cool pics btw :)

[edit]: thats a shit load of FM material you have there

Mark
11-22-2005, 02:34 AM
That's fucking amazing!

Theazninvasion68
11-22-2005, 02:58 AM
Amazing. :O

Ether
11-22-2005, 11:35 AM
WHOA!You lucky bum :P I wish I was able to go lol....silly Australia. Nice shit too!

Chris
11-22-2005, 12:26 PM
The best thing about this all, is that Mike knows the LPA :lol:

Chris
11-26-2005, 11:06 AM
This was the setlist btw:

Remember the name
Its going down
Dolla
Enth E nd
In Stereo
Mr. Brown
Megadef
Believe Me
Feel Like Home
Red To Black
Beatdown solo
Numb/Encore
There They Go
High Road
Petrified

Joe
11-26-2005, 11:13 AM
This was the setlist btw:

Remember the name
Its going down
Dolla
Enth E nd
In Stereo
Mr. Brown
Megadef
Believe Me
Feel Like Home
Red To Black
Beatdown solo
Numb/Encore
There They Go
High Road
Petrified

Oooh, thanks man. I've been looking for this. :thumbsup:

I'll try & upload some of the videos I took from the show soon, if anybody is interested.

Luke
11-26-2005, 02:33 PM
Joe you lucky bastard :lol:

JJ
11-26-2005, 02:53 PM
Oooh, thanks man. I've been looking for this. :thumbsup:

I'll try & upload some of the videos I took from the show soon, if anybody is interested.
iam interested lol!!!

Joe
11-26-2005, 02:58 PM
Joe you lucky bastard :lol:

And to think, I still have an unused spare ticket because nobody wanted to go with me. :lol:

I'll try & get the videos up by tonight. :thumbsup:

Louis
11-26-2005, 03:09 PM
And to think, I still have an unused spare ticket because nobody wanted to go with me. :lol:

I'll try & get the videos up by tonight. :thumbsup:

Then why the fuck didn't you ask me?!

Ha ha.

JJ
11-26-2005, 07:06 PM
Then why the fuck didn't you ask me?!

Ha ha.
and me!

Joe
11-26-2005, 07:07 PM
I believe I put out an open invitation in Random Thoughts. If you missed it that's your fault. :lol:

Derek
11-26-2005, 07:15 PM
Take a picture top down of the single with the LPassociation thing, with your digital please.

I want a good quality pic of the signature :lol:.

P.S. Did mike seem to already know about LPA when you told him? I'm just curious.

Joe
11-26-2005, 07:17 PM
Take a picture top down of the single with the LPassociation thing, with your digital please.

I want a good quality pic of the signature :lol:.

P.S. Did mike seem to already know about LPA when you told him? I'm just curious.

:lol: Will do. The camera is still at my friends house, so I'll have it up by Monday. :thumbsup:

Yeah, I said "I don't know if you've heared of a website called The LPA, The Linkin Park Association, but I'm a dedicated member over there & you should check it out". He smiled & wrote "LPAssociation.com" across the front. I didn't tell him the site address, so he must have known.

Derek
11-26-2005, 07:19 PM
Read my edit Joe :lol:.

Joe
11-26-2005, 07:22 PM
Read my edit Joe :lol:.

Yeah, I was editing when you posted that. :lol: Moving on...

Derek
11-26-2005, 07:31 PM
Wow, so he knew. That made my day 100%.

Now LPA has a reason to be around! (JK, it always did.)

Luke
11-26-2005, 08:14 PM
And to think, I still have an unused spare ticket because nobody wanted to go with me. :lol:

I'll try & get the videos up by tonight. :thumbsup:
You bastard! I would have gone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh wait I was in Weymouth freezing to fucking death >_<

Ah well I've met Pheonix :P

Derek
11-27-2005, 12:07 AM
I want them to do "Cigarettes", maybe they can replace Believe Me with that cause yeah..BM sucks.

Joe
11-27-2005, 12:16 AM
I want them to do "Cigarettes", maybe they can replace Believe Me with that cause yeah..BM sucks.

Believe Me was actually one of the best tracks of the night. I think it was because a) It is the single over here so most people had heared it b) It got the most audience participation because the people who hadn't heared the mixtape or anything else had probably heared this song & c) Mike got the crowd to sing the last line of the song over & over for about twenty times, so that was fun.

Ameen
12-07-2005, 05:18 PM
Damn!,

I so badly wanted to go to this one but i also couldn't find people to go with me. A lot of my friends know about FM now and they'll all want to go with me next time they play in the UK

JJ
12-07-2005, 05:31 PM
Damn!,

I so badly wanted to go to this one but i also couldn't find people to go with me. A lot of my friends know about FM now and they'll all want to go with me next time they play in the UK
ditto

edit:

did you menyion you were going to post the videos?

Joe
12-07-2005, 06:29 PM
I'll see what I can do, I'll try and post them for this weekend.

JJ
12-07-2005, 07:04 PM
I'll see what I can do, I'll try and post them for this weekend.
^^^hero :)


i've just got hold of some audio files but they were mega basey...

Joe
12-07-2005, 07:07 PM
^^^hero :)


i've just got hold of some audio files but they were mega basey...

Yeah, I have the same recording, not that great but it's something.

JJ
12-07-2005, 07:10 PM
Yeah, I have the same recording, not that great but it's something.
meh whatever - it will be nice to seen how they performed i guess - cheers if you can upload them

Versamilatude
12-07-2005, 09:19 PM
You lucky bastard , i wanted to be there but , what do you know im in the U.S

Neil
12-08-2005, 12:17 AM
Wow, Mike has really white teeth


:lol:

JJ
12-08-2005, 07:57 PM
Wow, Mike has really white teeth


:lol:
its amazing what dentists can do

Evan™
12-10-2005, 06:10 AM
goddamnit Joe! you're one fucking lucky bum! i so wish i could be in your shoes for just that few...hours! haha...awesome