and it’s worth being a soldier… i think it’s the best fandom in the world. I know a lot would disagree but did YOUR favorite artist did something like this for YOU? no, only Linkin Park did this, invested a lot of time and energy to keep us soldiers entertained.

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This is the continuation of an earlier post here.  It is the second half of the Linkin Park Scavenger Hunt story, a worldwide event over the course of the past few weeks. Written by LPAssociation.com

Puzzle #4 (Continued) – May 15, 2012 – Chicago, IL

The second half of the Linkin Park Scavenger Hunt began where we left off in Chicago, where a clue awaited us at the aptly-titled Lincoln Park Zoo. Linkin Park fans were instructed to visit the zoo’s Gateway Pavilion during regular business hours on May 15th to collect the next piece of the puzzle. Back on message boards and the Twittersphere, LP fans eagerly anticipated new developments upon the opening of the zoo at 10am local time. Thirty minutes went by without any news. Then an hour. Then two. The community soon became restless and started questioning whether we had overlooked something along the way…

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and this is the reason why…

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The finish line of the LINKIN PARK SCAVENGER HUNT is finally upon us.

I’ll be calling in to BBC’s Zane Lowe, to talk about the end of the puzzle, the journey on which it has taken us, and premiering a brand new track from LIVING THINGS.  Check in with me on Twitter for updates and other info.

But keep in mind: we’ve still got a surprise or two up our sleeve.

Stay tuned.

Check out LPA’s coverage of the hunt HERE.

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i just want to say, that being a soldier is awesome…

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As many of you know, Linkin Park is currently hosting a worldwide scavenger hunt in anticipation of the new album.  In the short week since it began, the fans have already made this one of the most exciting album release events we’ve ever hosted. We haven’t disclosed what is waiting for them at the end of it all, but we’re all enjoying the trip there.  I asked the fans at LPAssociation to give us a wrap-up of the events so far, and here’s what they had to say:


If one thing has remained constant about Linkin Park throughout their evolution as a band, it’s that they know how to put on a show for their fans, whether it be on the stage or off. With the upcoming release of their fifth studio album LIVING THINGS, the band has topped themselves once again with an interactive campaign involving cryptic messages…

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That magical moment we have… 🙂

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Imagine opening your birthday presents by yourself, alone.  Imagine having no one to look in the eye, sharing the excitement of each new thing.

Now imagine opening those presents, surrounded by the people you love.  There’s something better about sharing an exciting moment with other people.

Growing up, when one of my favorite bands released a new album, it was an event.  I used to leave school at lunchtime with my friends to drive to the store and buy it.  We would rip open the packages and put one in, and listen to it together, eating lunch in the car.  We would shout over the music, rewind our favorite parts, play songs over.  It recently occurred to me how sad it is that so much of that experience has been lost.  Albums leak, release dates are spread out over the course of weeks, and often, people hear an album alone…

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