I attended the NYC show on Saturday night at Pier 17. Such a happy, exciting, magical experience. Total celebration of Mike, Chester, and the LP Fans & Family. It was so joyful that I couldn’t stop smiling and singing. The show opened with Petrified, one of my favorite FM songs and the crowd went crazy singing along. Next up was I.O.U., which he killed! I can’t really explain how surreal it was up on the roof top with 40 story buildings, all lit up, and the harbor on all sides of us. In Stereo was next up, with Mike saying that he hadn’t played it in a long time & Dan and Matt hadn’t really played it at all. The crowd was super pumped! Make It Up As I Go was next and the fans were incredibly loud and excited singing along - so awesome! Then he played When They Come For Me and we lost our minds! Lots of arm waving and loud singing in the crowd!! Hold It Together was the next song, but before he played it, he talked a little bit about an interview he had done that day focusing on old stuff and how it made him realize how far we had all come in the last year. Then he asked for a shout-out to Anna and we screamed so loud that a few people probably lost their hearing temporarily Then he talked about how the tour has been about gratitude for the fans and the music and being able to play these shows & also for the evolution of the journey. Then he launched into Hold It Together, which was so great! Then the silly man asked if there were any LP fans in the crowd and after much screaming, he played Castle of Glass- very nice! Then Mike talked about how he feeds off our energy and being happy that we get where he is at & shout-out to Boris & Miss Oatmeal (multiples) in the crown as he started into Ghosts, which was super fun and awesome. The next song was Sorry For Now with incredible drum solo in the middle by Dan and Mike rapping the first verse of Lift Off (so cool) and then kicked right back into the end of SFN! Then the opening melody of Crossing A Line made the fans crazy - really loud singing - and kick-ass guitar playing and drumming parts from Mike. Roads Untraveled was up next and was absolutely beautiful (one of my favorites). Next came the most special moment of the night for me. Mike sang the first verse of Hands Held High over Wisdom, Justice, Love as the intro for Iridescent. This was the only time during the concert that I cried. So overcome by the emotion that the lyrics of this song that are still just as relevant today as they were when they were written 12-13 years ago. Then Iridescent completely filled my heart and soul with love. We sang so loud! So beautiful (another fave). Then Mike told a story about NYC and Jay-Z and how the mashups came together. Then they played my favorite mashup, Where’d You Go/Waiting For the End and it was EPIC!!! It made me very happy. Then Mike told us an awesome, touching story about Chester that was heartwarming and completely full of love. Then we all screamed our love for Chester & Mike asked us to sing Chester’s parts as loud as we could and started In The End, which segued into Numb and we all sang with our hearts. The next mashup was About You/Over Again/Papercut (with fan, David). And the crowd goes wild! Encore started with world premier of Robot Boy/World’s On Fire (complete with commentary from Mike about how good looking Matt is - totally!! Dan, too, for that matter). This was fantastic. Second encore song was Remember The Name and I lost my shit! So incredible. Next song was Good Goodbye/Bleed It Out(with David again) - better & better!!! Final song, of course, was Running From My Shadow with Mike in the crowd. This concert was absolute perfection and euphoria! All love, community, introspection, acceptance and celebration. So Happy!!! Thank you so much Mike Shinoda!