GLORIOUS EXCESS: Korean Paparazzi

July 26, 2009


This is a Nikon ad, in Korea. When you walk by, the paparazzi cameras flash at you. Look at the surprised look on the dude’s face. Priceless.


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  1. Nathanael McMillan on February 4, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    Lol love that dude’s face!

  2. JF on August 14, 2009 at 12:30 am

    I seen this on your blog awhile ago, they should make some sort of masive one in the middle of a town centre just 2 straight walls of them. People would be walking by like oo, im on camera =P
    I wanna walk past it =(

  3. JessY87 on August 2, 2009 at 6:35 am

    I would pose in front of this Wall ;D

  4. joana on August 1, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    This looks awesome. I want to be there ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. gurlindah93 on July 29, 2009 at 5:46 am

    haha…great idea.. i hope Indonesia can have one of those ad.. i’ve never seen that before in my country..
    PS: would you come to Indonesia again, Mike..??

  6. NoMoreSorrowGirl on July 29, 2009 at 12:15 am


    I miss this page…

    OH. MY.God.

    I feel like almost ten years of not commenting here and when the time I open this page I was like…ahahahaha!

    Yeah your right! I’m freakin’ out but not quite!hehehe!

    I wish I could go to Korea :((

    Hahaha!It’s crazy though! so did they print the pic!?

  7. Remiel on July 28, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    This is funny >0<
    I live in Korea but I don’t know where this place is. (I guess… seoul station? or not…)
    I’d like to take some picture in there, some kinds of funny pictures^0^
    (It’s little embarrassed but I did sometimes with my friends… I once saw a poster of “Happy pit”,
    instinctively I made my face like “Mumble:the penguin” and my friends laughed and took a picture^^)

  8. mike_n_LP_4ever on July 28, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    Look at the dude behind him, in the white T…he starrin that thing down. ๐Ÿ˜› If i wuz walking past that, i would 1.) Take a pic of it lol and 2.) just stop and pose, and say, “Oh thank u! 1 more? okay!” lol Is there one of those here in the U.S.? Cuz i wanna walk by one. ๐Ÿ˜› It’s cool… ๐Ÿ™‚


  9. EmKei on July 28, 2009 at 11:00 am

    AHAHAH! OMG! That’s so awesome! But, I don’t even wanna picture what my face would look like in a situation like this!=D LOL Mike, dude, try to come to Serbia one day! I would die to see you live…=D

  10. gaby_ on July 28, 2009 at 1:59 am

    HAHA WHAT AN IDEA !!!!!!!!!!!xD NICE ONE ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. CuteWhiteBunny on July 27, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    That would freak out some people.

    Paparazzi people should walk past that. Then they could get a taste of what they inflict on others.

    Have a nice day, Mike!

  12. Madlen on July 27, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    Thaha that’s awesome…I wish we had something like that here.Thought I bet if you’re a real star it gets really annoying…

  13. Maaark on July 27, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    HAHA that’s funny. Now normal people know how celebrities feel on being photographed by the paparazzi.

    By the way, I watched LP’s concert on MTV last Friday and it was amazing! Chester’s voice is incredible! I’d die to be there!

    Take care Mike, have a nice week.

  14. MaryBing on July 27, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    Sorry for being off-topic, but I just want to say THANK YOU for an amazing show in St. Petersburg!!! You guys rock! People from all Russia came to see your show there (I, personally made a lot of friends there, so your music really brings people closer lol) Mike, thanks for two verses of Hands Held High! We loved it! Please, don’t forget about us in Russia! We’re looking forward for your coming next summer with your new album=) Thank you!!!

  15. Kalini on July 27, 2009 at 11:47 am

    Haha, what a surprised look on the dude’s face… That ad is really awesome. Do you think if you were there in Korea you’d be surprised the same way? Thanks for the site. The Architecture section is very cool. I saw some crazy designs. K

  16. Yahali on July 27, 2009 at 10:45 am

    hey mike, I wanted to know why does the band not play in concerts the ballads songs, such as: “In Piecesโ€, โ€œPusing Me Awayโ€ and โ€The Little Things Give You Awayโ€?

  17. Sintia on July 27, 2009 at 10:39 am

    Now that is definitly crazy!! Either it would give sum1 a heart attack or a good scare. Either way its pretty cool. You can be a person who loves their picture taken, have sum kind of idea on how celeberites feel on being photographedstalked by the papz, or a good wake up call if your tired. LOL I really would like to see that here in the states!! Thanks for the share. I hope ya’ll are enjoying the tour. Be careful & rock the show! I hope you, LP, & your families are doing good & are in good health.

  18. Curiosa on July 27, 2009 at 10:36 am

    HA! I’d look around 2 see what celeb they were taking pics of & then after realizing it’s just an ad look at it in aw. gr8 tie-in to Glorias Excess. That’s a gr8 idea! It definitely gets ur product noticed. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Oh & that’s 1 awesome site! ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks 4 sharing it. ๐Ÿ˜€ I haven’t had a chance 2 look at the architecture on their site so I don’t know if some of the building on the following link r n there. Have u had the chance 2 see any of these buildings? They’re prety awesome. ๐Ÿ™‚

    PS: some guys r so predictable points down they become boring. Next. ๐Ÿ˜› lol Hope ur doing well. hugs ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Full_Metal_Ninja on July 27, 2009 at 10:23 am

    Haha that is pretty funny. Although I like the idea of the ad and everything, this ad doesn’t seem to make me want to buy and use their product. It makes me want to be infront of the cameras instead? lol Either it wasn’t intended for that or I’m probably just not the target audience lol

  20. Ana_ on July 27, 2009 at 8:33 am

    Pretty cool! ๐Ÿ™‚ But it seems to me that this ad scares people a little bit… lol Ana.

  21. linkinparkluvr13 on July 27, 2009 at 8:31 am

    That is so cool!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  22. deadbyke on July 27, 2009 at 8:17 am

    Mike,i really want you to sing “in between” in ShangHai!!!!!
    it’s so cool….

  23. janaLP on July 27, 2009 at 7:53 am

    Thats awesome xD lol

    you and chaz on my wall xD

  24. gilovesmike on July 27, 2009 at 7:39 am

    Mike iยดm fucking impress man!!!! how could they fuck do???!!!!!!!! i donยดt understand, but itยดs awesome, the person that thing this is a genius.
    have a nice day kiss

  25. tracelp4l on July 27, 2009 at 6:03 am

    lol thats hilarious.

  26. drshinoda1 on July 27, 2009 at 2:19 am

    I think that guy was imagin megan fox boobs and suddenly he saw the cameras hahaha xd

  27. soyuneik on July 27, 2009 at 2:04 am

    HE has no idea where, when, why or how the fuck he got there…
    I’m thinking that you used your secret alien technology to zap him there just to make a blog about it. No no, its a great idea. I just wish you’d let me borrow it for at least two seconds. Come on.. What could possibly happen in two seconds? Snort. (Armageddon) ……For some reason his feet remind me of little Anakin Skywalker.

  28. PatrickM on July 27, 2009 at 1:01 am

    Hah ๐Ÿ˜€

    Haven’t seen ad like this one

    cool !

  29. LPS on July 26, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    lol we got those in Sweden too!
    But of course! You can’t see them! Becouse you guys cancel all the shows here ๐Ÿ˜€ haha

  30. linkinladie328 on July 26, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    RESPONSES TO FANS question! hey mike! there’s a lot of talk about whether the music at the end of “part of me” (known as ambient/secret) is an early form of “session”. what can you tell us about that piece? :] thanks!

  31. Anstice on July 26, 2009 at 10:18 pm There you are. You have now officially been invited. Be there or be…not square, but whatever else rhymes with “there”. PS: I would kick the guy who created that thing in the throat. That’s a good way to give someone with epilepsy a seizure. =) Have a good day.

  32. Lyra on July 26, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    that’s super hilarious….bet he enjoyed it though…:)….have a nice day Mike…

  33. msgirl on July 26, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    wow…..i like it…:) innovative….:)wow,that dude was like a star….haha…:)

  34. analoggirl on July 26, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    What an innovative advertising idea from Nikon. I wonder how it’ll impact sales. (Side note: this reminds me of the interactive ads from the movie Minority Report.)

    I’m also curious if that passerby feels like he’s had his 15 minutes of fame, or if he feels exploited by the paparazzi.

    Everyone wants to be a celebrity, right? Even if they’ve achieved fame for no apparent reason, other than knowing how to play the game? I see the tie-in for GLXS, Mr. Shinoda. lol

  35. boyzdontcry on July 26, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    Not Surprised Koreans always have a weird stuff to show dude .. , so fucking Priceless. !! LOL

    Off Topic : We donโ€™t have a Beard but we have a Cool Tattoo and the fresh body too ๐Ÿ˜‰ .. we think , that can be acceptable ๐Ÿ˜‰ โ€ฆ right Miss P ???

  36. phill715 on July 26, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    LOL thats so cool!

  37. aussieChazz on July 26, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    Here.. Here .. who need to pose !!??!! , go quickly to .. Korea !!

    Edit : Yeah Agree โ€ฆ I need that bloody beard too dude !!

  38. Hawaii_LP_fan on July 26, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    Now the dude knows what it feels like to “walk the red carpet”…a norm for LP. I would’ve stopped & posed for the camera, but that’s just something crazy I’d do. Haha! Hope you guys are having a BLAST as you swarm the world with LP grooves & awesome beats! Miss u guys!

  39. merve on July 26, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    feel like a “celebrity” for a second,that is all we need,ha:D ๐Ÿ˜€ very good and smart ad,congrats Nikon!!i guess ,everything give you inspiration,right???

  40. milasouzams on July 26, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    From Brazil…

    Hello Mikee…
    what’s up?
    Hey man, i made a thing for you…like homage from Brazil..
    So, i took your “photos arts” this blog …and i created a new picture, with this elements…
    it’s so cool..but i can’t send you to see that!! =/
    And…How do i show you this picture for you?

    Have a good week!!

    Take care!
    KisS โ™ฅ

    By: Camila

  41. Eddie on July 26, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    Wow! This is great!!! You walk, and cameras flash at you!!! This must be very cool!!! I want to see it live!! Haha!!! Btw I saw the LP World Stage!!! It was… amazing!!! MTV had at the beginning and at the middle of the concert some scenes of LP backstage and from the movie premiere!!! Chester was SO funny, screaming and running around!!! Haha!!! Or the “pen board” that it said “I played the Trans/mers premiere and all I got was this F****G dressing room!!! HAHAHA!!! Or at the backstage, that you said “This backstage is awesome, we have guys taking their pills (the camera shows Chester and someone laughs!), rockstars..”, and then Rob said to you “Where is your sunglasses?” Very cool stuff!!

  42. mraznxcrazyxboi on July 26, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    Dear Mike, The Sonisphere in pori the Fans Looked Bored i know their Metallica Fans But PLEASE for the Next show of the Sonisphere please play some Older Songs and Change up the SETList go back to have 3 Sets and also for the DSP shows that are downloadble all of them are the Same setlist can you guys change it up a bit I know Chester is going to have DBS come on during the 2nd encore or the 1st encore Break. But Besides DBS change up the song like Bring back papercut and dont Spit it over on the intro of Points do it as a Full Song. WE HARDCORE LP FANS SHOULD hear some OLD Hybird Songs
    and you guys should Bring back the Step Up / Nobody’s Listening / It’s Going Down( for NExt Year tour)

  43. Dori on July 26, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    That’s a pretty cool idea! Hope the tour is going well!

  44. Fabienne on July 26, 2009 at 10:43 am

    @ Felidae: Nikon! =P

    BTW: Mike: one thing i wanted to say: AWESOME website you have! =D

    and this add is just cool! The faces of the dudes are just great! =P

    See ya at the show in Switzerland! Cant wait! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  45. Felidae on July 26, 2009 at 10:08 am

    wuhuuuu rockstar-feeling! if you ever feel small and insignificant – try this! xD Btw: canon is better ๐Ÿ˜‰

  46. ShadowerLiltani on July 26, 2009 at 9:43 am

    That’s a really cool ad. I hope they’ve improved on Nikon’s, because my photography professor once had a Nikon that was a few months old, and it felt apart on him. The first words out of his mouth after that were “Japan makes crappy cameras!” (To be honest, I actually don’t know what country Nikon’s come from). I couldn’t help but laugh, maybe it was his delivery. In any case, if I wasn’t prepared for that ad it would totally scare the crap outta me. Then I’d take a picture of it.

  47. CarolYvLP on July 26, 2009 at 8:43 am

    hahahaha!hey so funny, poor guy!he’s like “ahn?”

  48. LPmadman on July 26, 2009 at 7:07 am

    That is the same expression with my face right now , when I spelled that damn โ€˜pain remarkโ€™ for the second time in this week , seriously it seems Iโ€™ve start to grow my fucking beard LOL !!!

  49. xXLEOXx on July 26, 2009 at 5:34 am

    HAHA! ๐Ÿ˜€ Youยดre right Mike! That mien of this dude is really priceless! Now he has a shock for his whole lifetime! xD But itยดs a cool idea of the Koreans!^^ Pretty cool action!
    Iยดm so glad to see you on thursday in Stuttgart GERMANY!!! Youยดll rock the city, dude! I canยดt wait it!!! โ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅ

  50. jeffryLP on July 26, 2009 at 5:16 am

    That the expression of โ€œ What the Fuck !!! โ€œ LOL , Uhm.. yeah, I need that stuff for make my Boss unconscious, so I donโ€™t have to be in this suck office at weekend !!

    Note : Damn soo close !! .. that lucky B****d a bit early , apparently !!!

  51. Harboe on July 26, 2009 at 5:15 am

    Hi there Mike ๐Ÿ™‚

    I made a unique wallpaper, that I would really like for you to see and think about ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Linkin Park playing at Roskilde Festival 2010 … Possibly ?

    Here’s the link, hope you like it ๐Ÿ˜‰

  52. miKer0cks on July 26, 2009 at 5:13 am

    Hahahaha! Hilarious and clever! ๐Ÿ™‚ That kind of ads really draw your attention. Thx for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚
    I saw the mtv thing the other night! It was awesome! And as I was watching it and you were walking in to go see the movie you said something about getting a big box of pop corn…Well I have a better idea! Just for you, a king’s size box with cookies in it! What do you think? A special order only for you ๐Ÿ™‚ Hahaha! Have a great show today ๐Ÿ˜‰

    PS. A friend of mine saw some footage of your concert here in Greece on TV! Are you gonna release it or something? I’m dying to have a concert I was on DVD!

  53. angelalpev on July 26, 2009 at 5:05 am

    Thanks for sharing this pic,Mike! Well,I’d be REALLY freaking out…or maybe I’ll cover my face with a hat or something XD

  54. keineAhnung on July 26, 2009 at 4:48 am

    haha! that’s awesome!!…guess paris hilton would stop in front of it to do some posing ๐Ÿ˜‰

  55. luckyluck on July 26, 2009 at 4:42 am

    LOL !! That paparazzi has been successfully make him streaked !!

    Edit : Hell yeah !! Its my turn now , The Hot Tropical Air was under me ๐Ÿ˜‰ .. yeah , Luv You too !!!

  56. ThePrincess on July 26, 2009 at 4:23 am

    HAHAHA , God , I Love u so much Mike , you always ‘ there ‘ everytime i need to laugh !! .. well , that True .. he was definitely very shocked , If I saw his face expression !! and it was not surprised , I also would like that, if suddenly a bunch of digital paparazzi took my picture !! But I didnโ€™t understand why you had the Korean stuff here,while you were in Russia ?? oh btw , Please tell Chester , that his ‘Beard Pal’ should keep take care himself and stay healthy !!

    OFF TOPIC : I just realize , there are a few comments above , that make me SCARE !!

  57. allucha on July 26, 2009 at 4:16 am

    Haha, that’s awesome. Not only is the main guy looking funky, but the guys behind him are also staring back, either at the ad or at the centric guy. Credit to the ad-makers, it’s cleverrr!

  58. Shady on July 26, 2009 at 3:43 am

    Dear Mike, we are waiting your in St. Petersburg!!!
    Please play exclusive, we very much want it! By Myself and A place for my head!!!
    Thank you!

  59. sezenky on July 26, 2009 at 3:30 am

    lol… that’s great… also you walk on red carpet..awesome (:

  60. zahra on July 26, 2009 at 2:50 am

    HAHA thats sooo cool!!!!…LOL!…..PS:have a great show in Russia tonight! ๐Ÿ™‚ X)…oh and btw u got me into the metric song called:HELP I’M ALIVE, i cant stop playing it!!! its driving me CRAZY lol…but its sooo good! X)……

  61. Shinodabestfriend on July 26, 2009 at 2:49 am

    yea.. I saw it.. and I saw you under their lights too… poor guys.. your life is so hard…

  62. Carla on July 26, 2009 at 2:32 am

    I love ads like that! Funny reaction!!

  63. JPkaukonen on July 26, 2009 at 2:25 am

    Kool post. Thank you for the concert here in my hometown Pori, at Sonisphere yesterday. You were awesome Mike. ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad to see you again, it’s been a year already.. Hey good luck with the rest of the shows, you’re making the world so happy. I love you guys. I love you man ๐Ÿ™‚

    take care, laters!

  64. kanurachel on July 26, 2009 at 2:21 am

    The red carpet is cool!
    If you are already in Swiss
    Welcome 8ยฐD

  65. abbykulyde on July 26, 2009 at 2:19 am

    hahaha! the guy’s like: “HUH?”

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