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07:31 AM on 10/07/11
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smelltheglove
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I don't care enough to make a video, but here's how I discovered Blink 182, cuz it's kind of a neat story I guess:

It was June 1997 and I was 17 and went with a friend to my first of 10 straight Warped Tours.

Back then (this was the 3rd Warped Tour), it was still a relatively small festival, just the two main stages and one local-bands side stage. Maybe 3,000 in attendance total, a far cry from where the festival stands today.

There were 16 bands playing the two main stages, 30 min. sets of course.

I was there early, so I could catch every band. The bands went on esentially in order of popularity back then, so the most unknown band would play first.

yea, it was Blink 182. They were about to release Dude Ranch, it wasn't even out yet. There were a couple hundred people there early enough to see their set. I thought they were young and hilarious, regular dudes. Scott was still their drummer.

I dug their set and bought Dude Ranch when it dropped later that Summer. It became the soundtrack to my Junior year of HS of course.
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