Watch This Rare, Live Linkin Park Performance from 2000

December 3, 2018

A year and a half later and it's still next-to-impossible for Linkin Park fans to really come to terms with the loss of Chester Bennington. Every ounce of their being is still hoping to wake up, have Chester's death be a nightmare, and then go online to score tickets to LP's next show in their town. 

It's that feeling of wanting to wake up from a bad dream that has actually always been at the core of Linkin Park's relationship with their fans. From the early days of their alt-metal, guitar-heavy Hybrid Theory debut to their slower, more mature, more pop-centric One More Light album, it's always been about giving fans a safe place to be themselves.

That's why we wanted to share this super-rare find we stumbled upon recently. It's a live performance from Linkin Park, featuring their relatively new lead singer melting faces in his hometown. Even back then, with just an EP under their belts, it's obvious just how special that new lead singer was, is, and would be. Check it out: