GOING LIVE: Blink-182

BLINK-182, MCR, MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA
MOLSON AMPHITHEATRE, TORONTO / AUG. 17

Ever since they released Flyswatter back in 1993, BLINK-182 have been ripping at the hearts of listeners everywhere. Their discography has fueled hundreds of pop punk bands and songs like “Going Away To College”, “Dammit” and “Always” have tugged on emotions, making love a topic worth singing about at the top of your lungs. Almost two years since their reunion, the band returned to the Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto – with MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE and MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA – and almost made the tour seem like a dream.

As the openers shredded the outdoor stage, BLINK-182’s Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge and Travis Barker did what they do best with a setlist that should be dipped in gold and a sold out audience with on-lookers that couldn’t help but peak with excitement. The true highlight though belonged to the feeling created by the band finally taking the stage – a rush of emotion causing the whole world to stop, similar to the experience an eight-year-old undergoes when putting in Dude Ranch – their first album – into their parent’s stereo for the first time and pressing play.

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