I'm kidding but it was kind of a bummer in the way I ran into him. I was backstage at Warped when AVA was on, and he was like the only other person in the area on the side of the buses towards the stage talking to another fan. I ran to tell some of my friends he was right there. I came back in a group of 4 to say what's up, but he was on the run to go play; AVA was on in 5 minutes at the time. I got to shake his hand half-assed and say "Blink changed my life.." before he walked as fast as he could to the stage area. My friend who didn't make it in time to say hi yelled, "Hey Tom, I have a spaceship tattooed because of you!" He just said "Cool, man" like he really didn't care and kept walking. We were all kind of disappointed that he didn't have time to chat. Then AVA sucked and we all walked away.
Had a totally different experience, met him at a signing for We dont need to whisper and told him that he's the reason I picked up a guitar and got into music. He seemed thrilled, and told me "Thanks alot man, now don't give up on it , who knows maybe someday you'll get paid to go around the world with your friends and make fart jokes."
It was perfect.