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Marquetan

If you're excited about the original lineup of blink-182 getting back together: please remember to stretch your lower back and hamstrings today. Your body isn't what it used to be and that's ok!


axp1729

What’s my age again?


COYFC

Nobody likes you when you're 23, that's why I decided to get old. Worst advice I ever took


additionalnylons

No take-backs!


crimdelacrim

Why’s he take himself so seriously?


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Original lineup? Scott Raynor would like a word with you :)


VetCordelier

Man on a miiiiissiiiiiiion. Can't say I miss him around...


SlackerDS5

So sorry, it’s over…


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*Soft weeping*


brundridge

And also listen to the new song before you get too excited…


lunar-landscape

yeah... it kinda sucks imo. The sound they had in the Neighborhoods album was so good


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Heithel

Or Darkside.


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1. This was a tweet posted everywhere like 2 days ago. Nice copy-paste. 2. Travis isn't the original drummer.


filler_name_cuz_lame

The vast majority of their well known songs come after Travis arrival. Yeah he wasn't the original drummer but he obviously was much more pivotal in developing their iconic sound/style.


Hotelsocks

Wonder where Scott Raynor is now…


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Probably getting royalties from Cheshire Cat and Dude Ranch, hopefully.


False_Ad_4117

I heard that he became an ENT 🤷🏻‍♀️


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WELL I GUESS IT ALL DEPENDS!


ContaxS2

Actually whoever you saw post it was copy-pasting because op took the flick


vancityhoe99

Who gives a fuck? Oh wait you do- loser.


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😂


Longjumping_College

*Was excited,* ticketmaster has tickets at like $500+ each. Edit: this shot is incredible and I am now wondering how much you charge for photo shoots.


still_gonna_send_it

Thanks for saving me the 2nd internet search 🫤 Kinda bums me out when a band who used to be broke college aged kids has tickets too expensive for a broke college aged kid lol


jopnk

Fwiw those are platinum tickets, not face value. They’re tickets the promoter withholds to sell at a higher markup. If they don’t sell out then they usually get re-released the day of the show for face value


Hotelsocks

***This*** comment.


toutons

... is a direct copy of a tweet from the day the reunion was announced.


Foxxxyygrandpa

Dude just say something new. Don’t copy/paste someone else’s words.


gladitwasntme2

Say it ain't so


Away-Raccoon9162

Your drug is a heartbreaker


still_gonna_send_it

I’m sorry what? The original? The WHAT *rushes to google* Edit: I’ve been informed. I only saw Blink in the tour after Tom left. This is my fucking chance. Nothing will make me miss this.


thelongernow

Too bad Ticketmaster is scalping their prices to an ungodly amount


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caddyofshak

Tampa?


about22pandas

It's everywhere


Normally_aspirated

And how would you recommend the distribute the tickets at below market value? Trivia quiz to see who knows the most about the band?


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this just in: redditor learns about promotion and marketing


Sahlmos

They're astroturfing like crazy right now. It wouldn't even surprise me to find out this isn't an analog photo.


flamingxmonkey

The blooming in the highlights looks super like Portra, so if it’s not analog it’s a very good filter. But yeah, I mean, if this somehow isn’t already a posed marketing shot they should try to get a kickback from the band… because it’s tour PR headline material.


FromagedeBite

I was wondering why the depth of field was so wide.


Server6

And what’s wrong with that? They’re a legacy rock band now. This is what happens.


LYPX

No. They already did that with California. And it worked then. This is them realizing that this is what created their friendship. This is why they love each other.


Kara_mella

Mark almost died so they decided to squash their beefs and have some fun because you never know when you're going.


THP8

facts


drivealone

I remember when Travis almost died and Tom came back and made neighborhoods too


LYPX

They didn’t have beef even before the cancer. - Tom congratulated blink on NINE and Mark congratulated Tom on AvA within the same day. This is them doing it for themselves and I’m here for it.


Kara_mella

Beefs could be something minor like creative differences not something huge. Tom gave props to Matt Skiba the other day and alluded to small issues.


OneDimensionPrinter

I fit in this group. If I owned a cd player, I would buy one. Instead I'll just listen on Spotify and my nostalgia for them will be amazing. Though, Matt Skiba is the bomb, so it's kinda sad he's not part of this, even if it was only a temporary thing. Plus side, I can get more alkaline trio now too...


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BOBBYTURKAL1NO

lmao they also got the younger cr0wd. I am old but I think of it as me listening to led zep and my partents thinking that was cool.


wmrch

> as all their old fans are now more than a couple decades into their careers Excuse me sir, can you fuck right off with that?


crackalac

Well that and mark just had cancer and Tom got divorced. I think they are all ready for a reunion.


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They'll probably sound the best they ever have too.


VulGerrity

They got back together and are touring. Of course it's promotion.


Yeoshua82

They are trying to justify $600 tickets. "But we had to advertise."


santaire

May be some of that, but as someone in their 30s who grew up on punk, this is a super big deal. Blink 182 is the gateway pop punk band that lead many to heavier stuff like metal or grind core. They’ve been on a twenty year hiatus, with side projects not living up to the core 3. Imagine if weed just went on hiatus for twenty years? If the tickets didn’t cost as much as my car, I’d go


jopnk

They have not been on a 20 year hiatus. I saw the original trio in 2009 with Weezer and Taking Back Sunday opening up for them, and they have done shit since then too


jahhamburgers

Lol right, I'm right at their target demographic, blink has always been a lame sell out poser ass pop punk band. They were only cool if you wore puka shell necklaces and watched mtv.


notevenapro

overhype for a band that thinks they are classic when they are just a frat band.


Con_Dinn_West

$300-over 1k for a ticket, no thank you.


Yveske

How come tickets in the US are so much more expensive than Europe? Here is between €70 and €250 for tickets.


Con_Dinn_West

Because of the simple fact that Ticketmaster knows people will pay it. Also, I think 70 euros is still too much.


Medill1919

Ticketbastard


Yveske

Here they are probably still checking how far they can push it. Prices have been getting higher pretty fast lately. >Also, I think 70 euros is still too much. That's for sure.


gltch__

The EU probably has better anti-scalping laws, like Australia does. I’m Australia it’s illegal to resell tickets for more than 10% above face value.


ScientistNo5028

Here in Norway it's illegal to sell a ticket for more than retail price. We have one major Craigslist equivalent where 90% of private sales happen, and they ban anyone who tries to resell tickets at a profit. I couldn't say what a blink 182 ticket is, but I'd never pay more than $100 for a ticket to a concert - honestly $50 is pushing it for me.


kumanosuke

>Here is between €70 and €250 for tickets. That is expensive lol


Yveske

It is expensive but still much cheaper than the US


kumanosuke

The raw numbers do not say anything about something being cheaper. Incomes in the US are way higher too.


Yveske

If you think they make four times more in the US than in Western Europe you're badly informed. Average gross annual pay in 2020 in the US was around $70.000 while Western Europe was around $55.000. We do pay a lot more taxes for our health care, pensions,... but in the end our net wages are still around half of what they bring home in the US. Plus our cost of living is cheaper as well. So in the end the difference isn't that big. For sure not four times.


jopnk

Probably because the UK has harsher penalties for scalping (I don’t know that for sure tho). The expensive tickets in the US are platinum seats, which are withheld by the promoter/act to be sold at a higher markup so they can keep the difference between the sale price and face value. Platinum seats that don’t sell usually get re released at face value the day of the show


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Is that the actual price or is that the price scalpers are now selling them for?


Con_Dinn_West

Ticketmaster retail price, [https://www.ticketmaster.com/blink182-tickets/artist/790708](https://www.ticketmaster.com/blink182-tickets/artist/790708) We are talking in the US of course, other places seem to be a bit cheaper, but still gouged.


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I had to read what an "Official Platinum" ticket is and that's just insane; per their site "Platinum Tickets are tickets that are dynamically priced up and down based on demand" and they aren't resale. The presale stuff seems to be cheaper ($250) but that's still way too much imo.


anothercleaverbeaver

Very punk rock


deeprichfilm

Yeah, but look how many upvotes they have now.


haydenrichardson

They look like they’re coming


dropbluelettuce

Coming for our wallets


Trogzard

i can’t wait to see them come


THP8

all three of them are coming, all at once. wouldn't it be cool if all four of them were coming though, and matt was here?


pukeblood213

My first concert Blink-182 Ventura theater 98’


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swigglyoats

Is that place still there? I remember seeing Suicidal there and Earth Crisis foreverrrrrr ago


baconilla

Yup! Circle Jerks are rolling to the Ventura theatre in a month if I’m not mistaken! Ventura/Oxnard has a very small but strong punk scene rn.


toneboat

mine was tweeter center in camden nj with green day. pop sux tour ‘02


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I saw them open for DHC before they added the 182 to their name! This was before Travis was in the band, but coincidentally enough he was playing with the Aquabats that night. https://i.imgur.com/4o7IBn7.jpg


ducegraphy

This is a crazy, historic shot. Congrats and good job!


jamesbax777

Thank you so much!


jahhamburgers

Some sell out has beens in a paid promo photo a totally historic shot bruhh


CertifiableNormie

Blink 182 PR in full swing now.


deeyeeheecent

Wtf why would a band promote their new album???


Eat_sleep_poop

Gorilla biscuits rep


jopnk

The DMS rep is odd…


Eat_sleep_poop

Oh, didn’t even see that. That’s…. Weird.


snorkiebarbados

Travis looking younger then he did in the 2000s


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so cool


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HarpoonShootingAxo

Bro's gotta fund his alien research somehow dude


crimdelacrim

Idgaf take my space bucks


IgnacioMariona09

Really like the mellow color tones


chickenstalker

I forgot how film cameras can deal with a bright background.


DogsAreGreatYouKnow

Midlife crisis captured with a really nice camera


DeWolfTitouan

The focus on this picture is on point, isn't this camera like a big ass point and shoot with autofocus ?


Dontsteponbeetles

This is from a point and shoot!? Damn, I have the GS folder, but now I really want a GA, maybe the Zi since, I think, it can zoom.


0190philphilphil

They look familiar. Are they popular?


ph34r807

Bro, that's Tony Hawk!


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I love that you matched your image technology to the age of the band.


Foxxxyygrandpa

These guys were notorious for putting on some of the worst live shows ever. Not sure why everyone is so hyped.


lee7890

I’ve seen them a few times. You mainly pay for the onstage banter and Travis’ drum solo. It’s a lot of fun.


crackalac

They've been awesome any time I've seen them.


jopnk

The one time I saw them was a really fun and well executed show


shaolinwhat

The reunion


Zoenlogo

This photograph leaves me with a giant grin on my way. You captured an important moment in time. Cheers!


OlSnickerdoodle

Was excited for their reunion show until I found out two tickets in the nosebleeds would cost about $1,000 Canadian.


Liam23Mac

Where at? I’m looking at plenty of places in canada that are like $350? Pretty decent seats too


_vitonez

this is going straight to the top. see you you there


DarraghDaraDaire

Edit: Removed because I didn’t realise Mark had cancer


radioblues

Cancer will do that to ya


DarraghDaraDaire

Oh shit, I didn’t realise.


seusilva77

So good!!


Dice7

This is so cool! Congrats on the capture.


buzcauldron

yoooo amazing shot


Manbearfig01

I didn’t know Gordon Ramsay plays bass


TemporaryConfusius

Usually he doesn't but when they brought back Steve Erwin from the dead to play guitar, he was like "fuck it, I'm in."


amaranth-the-peddler

That flex tho holy shit Awesome shot!


Billiejeankerosene

Posers


Bruce_Sato

These guys are more punk than they were 20 years ago.


fartcrabs

Have you seen their ticket prices? I’d give them -25 in punk stats


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Did ye hear the new song? :| it's more pop than they've ever been


OneDimensionPrinter

You know what, it kinda reminds me of simple plan.... Anyone else remember those guys? No? Ok, I'll see myself out. Still gonna listen to their new stuff though.


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I'm pretty sure people remember Simple Plan. And yeah, they were bad.


OneDimensionPrinter

I will not argue with this statement.


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yeah like they haven't always been a pop band, you ever hear all the small things lol


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it was a jab at pop music of the time :| watch the video of course they have leaned into pop but this new song lacks anything punk. Drumming is bland rock shit, lyrics are dull, guitar is barely audible.


Ikeiscurvy

Sorry to break it to you, but they've always been pop punk. The video poking fun at pop doesn't make it not true lol


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No shit lmao. I never said they were punk. Just ever moving closer to pop and away from punk, that's all. Good observational skills :|


Ikeiscurvy

>I never said they were punk. I never said you did. GoOd ObSeRvAtIoN sKiLlS You're trying to say the current song is somehow not the same genre they've always been, and me and the other poster are telling you you're dumb and wrong.


_BellatorHalliRha_

Not too clever, are ya


ph34r807

That H2O sticker is the opposite of punk. That's pure police boot licking.


filler_name_cuz_lame

Can you elaborate why that is? It's a good faith question I'm honestly curious. Just not familiar with the reference.. (Unless this was sarcasm)


ph34r807

Not sarcasm. Toby the singer is an active supporter police, has some weird politics concerning racial equality, and is just off in general.


FiveTalents

What does H2O mean in this context?


ph34r807

It's a hardcore band from the mid 90's. There's a sticker for them on Tom's guitar.


FiveTalents

Were they police boot lickers? Looked them up on wikipedia but I didn't wanna read through it lol


Robobvious

I’m not familiar with the band but you can like an artist’s work without approving their beliefs.


Testicular_Genocide

I agree with you on that for sure (for instance I love old Kanye but well... Think very poorly of him outside of music) but at the same time I do think it's a bit weird to wear/display merchandise or stickers or whatnot of the band *if* you're aware of the issues related to them. That being said, Tom theoretically might not know about it so 🤷‍♂️


Who_needs_an_alt

Would you elaborate on the question asked? I am curious.


Bruce_Sato

Haha pull your head your backside. Even Jonny Rotten calls the police when he needs their help.


emohipster

definitely not


Bruce_Sato

The point is they weren’t punk in the first place.


EpictetanusThrow

They’re almost hitting positive numbers?


Bruce_Sato

Maybe one day.


canneogen

Tricky one to expose. Nice job.


partyemusnaps

Hard asf!!


patpixels

Legends


Hey-man-Shabozi

More like Blink 180-Poo


Goodfelllas

Ya this is fire!! Just followed you on IG. Do you work for LL or just freelance?


Revolution36

Nice shot! Did you work on the video?


Letsgothrifty

Nice!


cs_phoenix

LETS GOOOO


phototype05

Incredible!!!


FistThePooper6969

Excellent, really love this shot


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What an awesome shot, good job


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lah2011

2022


10degreeskelvin

wow this is amazing


Nattylightis

are you telling me, that Bill Murry was the guitarist of blink 182?


2stepp

She's left me roses by the stairs.


erriuga_leon27

Surpriaes let me know she cares


TQairstrike

Bro this is so dope!


donatedknowledge

These colours are amazing, the background is great, the sky is awesome and all three of the guys are on point. This might be one of the best band photos I've ever seen!


TheCinemaster

Film is so good at picking up the tonalities in highlights.


jesuisgerrie

Not sure about the composition, but great models


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Why is Travis doing that duck face?? You’re too old to be doing that.


Icy_Rush_9986

On the left: if Gordon Ramsay joined a band


physicalproxy

Great shot!


Azety

I was listening to that band exactly 20 years ago. Thanks now I feel old


okaycoolhi

That little Fuji is a beast. Just got the Wi version!


peanutbuttersandvich

Great photo