On a windy and freakin’ cold night (yesterday), Linkin Park finally played their long awaited China show… and Shanghaiist has to admit that the turnout was really impressive. Not a complete sellout, but close… and HongKou stadium can hold more than 28,000 people, which is triple the capacity of the Shanghai Grand Theater. Out of all the big named foreign bands we have seen play in China, this by far had the best attendance. A good portion of the crowd was actually Chinese, and as reader MoJo points out, they didn’t hold back on those expletives.
Abe Deyo is Shanghaiist’s Music Editor. Email tips, recommendations, news and gossip about Shanghai’s music scene to music at shanghaiist.com.