Playing the sixth of their seven sold-out 10-year anniversary shows, Blink-182 played to an excited, sold-out crowd at The Wiltern Theater. Entering the stage to a huge ovation, the band wasted no time in getting into what was perhaps their most well-received and mature LP, known as the Untitled album.
Each member had a time to shine, with maybe Travis Barker the brightest of lights; he sat atop Mark Hoppus and Tom DeLonge at his drumkit, which he played (as is expected), with finesse throughout. Following the conclusion of the Untitled album set, the band re-emerged for a five-song encore, comprised of some of their older numbers. Though well received by the audience, those in the audience actually paying attention to the quality of the sound would have noticed that DeLonge’s voice seemed to have lost its punch in the set break. Read more…
Rock and Pop with Blink 182 and Best Coast playing the Wiltern this Wednesday. Tickets for the pit are still available! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to see Blink 182 presented by KROQ 106.7!
Blink 182 @ Wiltern
Wednesday, November 13
Show @ 9:00pm // Doors @ 7pm
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Thousands of people traveled from Denver and the surrounding area to the quiet town of Byers, Colorado. Camping had started the night before, the dedication and excitement surrounding Denver’s very first Riot Fest was clear. Driving toward the action, locals could be seen making the best out of the influx of people by charging the less expensive price of $10 for a spot further away from the festival.
Day Two of Riot Fest Chicago: the attendance seemed greater and the temperatures steeped lower for the Windy City. With gates opening earlier, lines of fans were tightly knit, ready to see bands who were locked into sets as early as eleven thirty. For those who still had to wait for their set selection, they took to see what had become of the foot-long block of butter from Day One of the festival. Behold, sculpted beautifully is a butter sculpture of John Stamos during his Full House days. Surely, the iconic mullet never look so delicious and strangely appetizing until now. Across the way, the young Florida native band Surfer Blood took to the Root Stage. Their mellow surf-rock vibe drew in a decent crowd as guitarist and singer John Paul took to the audience to sing along to their hit single, “Swim.” Surfer Blood’s sunny post-punk hooks brought some sunlight to the not-so-sunny Saturday morning.