Thanks @LohithMohan, it truly was a wonderful and surreal experience to meet them. It really is strange thinking how things have happened during those 15 years... you listen to the music and see photos of them, then you watch their music videos, then you watch them perform live on television or during a stream, then you watch them live at a venue and then you finally get to meet them... there and then, in the flesh! It's also funny comparing how tall you are next to them, haha. Also, like you put, I imagined them to be exactly like that based on their interviews and personalities the many times I have seen them talk media wise. Chester the friendly and energetic one, Joe the funny one, Mike the appreciative and talkative one, Brad the sarcastic one, etc. It was how I pictured it in my mind and it's something I can and will always remember and cherish for the rest of my life. I will never forget this moment. I would be interested to know if anyone else has had any unique experiences like I had with Brad? I know he usually doesn't stay long on Meet & Greets (from what I read beforehand) and as @Smarky said, he didn't really stay that long on this one but has anyone ever had Brad say or do something different? I thought it was cool and it still makes me smile how he acted, it took me aback for a few seconds but afterwards I found it hilarious when he bowed in front of me for a good while and I don't think he said a single word to me. He did smile though after he signed my artbook. Also, thanks to @Smarky and @Ghoul for the kind words and for your write-up's of the show and your experience, I enjoyed reading all of it and seeing your thoughts on the show. Ghoul, I can understand if you enjoyed other shows more, sometimes one particular show will cater to you or stand out more so I can understand where you're coming from. I've loved all 3 shows I've been to and it makes it such a stark contrast between the 3 shows I've attended; first time in 2003 in Manchester where it was a full-on nu-metal set (2 albums), second time in Manchester in 2010 (4 albums) and it was more of a electronic-rock sound with metal mixed in set and on this one it was a mixture of pop/rock/metal (7 albums) and the band fused it all together perfectly. It's a nice blend not only for the show on Thursday night in Birmingham but also for the 3 different shows I went to. I always like hearing the classics and then listening to new stuff for the very first time live and in person. Still, I'm glad you still enjoyed the show. Smarky, you weren't the person I was thinking of then as this boy and girl down the line from me also spoke to Chester about the Manchester tribute, so I think Chester was repeating to them what he said to you. When Mike went to them they mentioned how they saw him at the 02 and I believe the boy from what I could overhear has met the band before and met them in America. Another boy next to me also met them last year I believe he said. I believe you might have been opposite me then as I do vaguely remember seeing someone wearing a Heavy hoody with a beard but after that day, there's so much to remember you will forget about some things that happened in front of your very eyes. There was a woman opposite us who asked me to tap a boy on the shoulder as he was wearing a Leicester City bag, which I complied with and she said "great team" to that boy next to me. Maybe you saw me at that moment? Still, a shame we didn't get chance to talk. Were you queued up by the wall when meeting the band? If so, were you the one half-way/towards the end of the line? If that was you then I definitely saw you and remember Mike and Chester speaking to you at length on that side. Still, it was awesome, everyone there got to share a little something with each other and the band and even if it was a few words, a lot of words spoken or some form of physical contact (hug, handshake, first bump) that's something we can claim that we shared in that moment when we engaged with the band, truly memorable. I do also want to say, it was fantastic meeting some really cool fans at the event. Back in 2003 and 2010, I didn't really get time to speak to other people but at this show, I spoke to a few people. It was nice to meet Phil from Cardiff, he was a laugh all night and a pleasure to meet, a shame I didn't get chance to say goodbye to him as he got ushered in another direction to his seats whilst I was chatting with my sister. I also met this other guy when queuing outside, who was a fan of all of the Linkin Park albums although he was lukewarm to One More Light. Still, he was very talkative and nice to converse with, he was a massive Enter Shikari fan and was also telling me he was in a band and how into music he was as well as the troubles he had with getting his tickets and how CID Entertainment nearly weren't going to give him his VIP Merchandise (his ticket didn't say VIP on it even though he paid for VIP). We also met this lovely older couple (probably in their late 40's/early 50's), who have been to a lot of Linkin Park shows. We met them in the queue (where there was a whole lot of confusion on where to go line up to get in) and then we met them again as we were sat on the same row a few seats apart. The husband liked a lot of Linkin Park's music but wasn't a big fan, it was his wife that was the huge Linkin Park fanatic. They were talking to us about bands, the confusion with the queuing and checking we were VIP like them and then the woman told me once she realised I had a Meet & Greet pass how she met the band a couple of years back and how awesome it was and how down to earth the group is (which I already knew but still awesome to hear this). She told me when she met them they were all taken backstage and sat down and had to do a quiz to win a reward and then the band came in, took a group photo and then they spent 20 seconds with each band member and got their stuff signed. She said it was an experience and now I can certainly vouch for that! It was great though to catch up with them again before the show kicked off, I told them about me hugging Chester and calling him a legend, saying to Mike he was awesome, the unique bow from Brad and also Joe being told he had tomato around his mouth by Phil. They laughed and asked me a few questions and said they were glad I had a great time, which I did. A real pleasure meeting some awesome people and enjoying the same show with them. One last thing and then I'll end another long-winded post; it was also fascinating listening to other Linkin Park fans that didn't speak to you but when speaking with other people they knew (probably friends or met before at these events) and they were asking about their favourite albums, favourite song, favourite show, etc. I would have loved to join in those conversations but I was busy speaking to Phil and having the same said conversation with him. When I got to another show in the future, I definitely want to speak to more fans, it was a lot of fun.