Blink182 performed at historic venue SOMA in San Diego in March 2015. Photo credit Amanda Rosenblatt.
Long standing band Blink182 has seen it’s fair share of breakups and shakeups during their career. 2015 has been no different. Despite some inner trauma, the band has regrouped with a new member (even if temporarily) and have been performing around Southern California in March. Amanda at Fan-Culture.org has been a fan for 15 years and attended the event.
Day-camping out for the event from 10:30 in the morning the day of the show, other fellow fans had some great stories. There was Dakota, who came all the way from Alabama. It was his first time ever in California and only his second concert ever seeing Blink182. Fans of the band know that it is difficult to see them live, due to the earlier referenced issues the band internally has. Dakota also is pretty popular in the fan community because his tattoo has been seen and shared by the band on their Instagram account.
The steel Mark Hoppus octopus made by Blink182 fan Anthony. Photo credit to Anthony Borders.
Another fan, Troy, had met Dakota only a few days prior, but the pair traveled out to California together, having discovered through mutual friends that they were both huge Blink182 fans. Then there is Anthony, who came all the way from Colorado for the Southern California shows. He even crafted a steel sculpture depicting Mark Hoppus’ trademark octopus, that he was able to get backstage to him at a show that took place a few days prior to the SOMA gig.
Troy, Dakota, Anthony and Amanda of Fan-Culture.org had the privilege of meeting Mark and Travis Barker from the band after the show. Mark confirmed to Anthony that he got the sculpture and Amanda got to share an anecdote about their music, which Mark appreciated. To view the video, CLICK HERE, and be sure to like/share it!