By Jay Tilles
Capitalizing on the throngs of youth circling the San Diego Convention Center and Gas Lamp District for Comic Con, MTV partnered with Linkin Park last Friday (July 25) to headline the network’s first ever mtvU Fandom Awards.
The LA band performed to a Petco Park crowded with costumed characters honoring their favorite TV, film and comic characters, all while giant carnival rides twirled in the amusement park area. Linkin Park took the opportunity to play cuts from their latest album The Hunting Party as well as a few classics.
The roughly 30-minute set included “Given Up,” “Points of Authority,” “The Catalyst,” “Guilty all the Same,” “Wastelands,” “Until It’s Gone,” “Faint,” and “One Step Closer.” (Watch “Guilty All The Same and “Wastelands” below.)
The inaugural event rewarded fans and stars in categories including, OMG Moment of the Year, Ship of the Year, Fandom Feat of the Year, Best Fandom Forever, Breakout Fandom and the mtvU Visionary Award.
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