On July 30, Linkin Park fans from San Jose and surrounding cities held a memorial for Chester Bennington. They met at Arena Green West, which sits across the street from the SAP Center where the band was set to play in October.
The event was organized by a fan named Emily, a freelance photographer from Gilroy. The Facebook event shows that at least 300 people gathered, while a thousand expressed interest in attending.
Regardless of headcount, the evening was a success in allowing fans to celebrate Bennington’s life and get some kind of closure. The group belted their favorite Linkin Park songs and signed a large poster with messages of thanks and love to the late lead singer. Arena Green West filled up with flowers, candles, and photos of a smiling Bennington.
Check out the Facebook Event Page for more moments from the night.