SO BASICALLY I'M JUST WRITING THIS BLOG TO SAY... MY BLINK-182 TICKETS CAME IN THE MAIL! YEAH IT'S ALMOST A 3 HOUR DRIVE TO THE VENUE! I CAN'T FUCKING WAIT!
... okay, I'll say a little more. I love Blink-182, and I'm EXTREMELY excited that they're coming back. Of course, they're not in New Jersey/New York until I'm in Ohio (although they will be in Ohio when I am!). So instead, I'm driving almost 3 hours to see them in Pennsylvania. Panic at the Disco and Fall Out Boy will be there, too. The tickets weren't super cheap, and there was like a $14 "service charge" on them ($14? what, exactly, is that money used for? I have no idea. and that's $14 for "regular" shipping- it costs 44 cents to mail something, not $14. You want overnight shipping? That's even more money).
Yeah, I'm thinking the money and long drive will be worth it to go to this concert. I'm planning to spend the whole drive blasting Blink-182. I wasn't really in to Blink-182 years ago when they were super-popular (I liked their music, but I didn't really care about going to concerts). I sincerely hope there's a moshpit, cuz that'll be epic.
I know why Blink-182 broke up. Supposedly, Tom [Delonge] wanted to spend more time with his family, or something (although, if that's really the case, why did he start Angels & Airwaves? hm...). I'm kind of interested as to why they got back together, though. I've read several interviews of Tom since the break-up, and not so long ago (2007, maybe even 2008) he said he didn't plan to ever see Mark [Hoppus] and Travis [Barker] again, and that he's "moved on" from Blink-182. Don't get me wrong, I'm stoked to see Blink-182 back together, but I do have to wonder why.