I was a Junior in High School. First time i heard feeling this, i was let down. Then I heard Violence and I refused to believe it was Blink 182.
Then MTV.com streamed the whole album before it was released and I sat in my room listening to the album on repeat while talking with friends through AIM. The album grew on me and grew fast. Then my mom was nice enough to go by the album the day it dropped. Its by far their best album and became the soundtrack to my senior of high school.
PS. I also remember watching them perfrom on Pepsi Smash. That was great.
I still get goosebumps when I hear "fate fell short this time, your smile fades in the summer. place your hand in mine, i'll leave when i wanna."
I'm an air force brat and my parents had just gotten orders to leave the base we had been stationed at since I was in the second grade. It was my first year of college so i moved into an apartment with my best friend (who is still my best friend, ten years later) and we jammed the fuck out to this album, getting drunk as fuck off of moonshine. Those were the days.
I was working at Circuit City (lol) my sophomore year of college as a holiday employee. I remember buying the CD there.
To be honest, I was disappointed with it at first. They did such a good job of documenting the recording process, and all of the sounds they leaked out during recording made me expect something entirely different than what the final result was. That said, it grew on me over the years. It probably took a few years before I really began appreciating it. Feeling This was such a catchy single. I almost expected the entire album to have that vibe. I think that's what screwed up my initial impression of the album.