WAIT I’m not done being sad about Chester Bennington. As absolutely cringy it is to say, Linkin Park’s music got me through some real dark stuff. And I’m not talking about “edgy emo teenage” stuff, I’m talking about having depression as a 7 year old. I’m talking about living out of a truck at age 8 and hearing Behind Blue Eyes on the radio and crying and you’re too young to really know why. I’m taking about being 9 years old and never seeing your dad because he has to work 12s to keep food on the table so you sit alone in your room with Meteora on a loop. Their music was like a vent of sorts when I had no one else to go to. My peers didn’t know my struggles, I was scared to be open about it with adults. Music, and their music as well, was like a hand out from the darkness that was like “hey it’s okay, you’re not the only one”
Okay now I’m done.