Blink 182 At The Red Bull Soundstage Concert Review And Encore (Video)

November 8th, 2013 1:48pm EST | Alyssa Landau By: Alyssa Landau
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“It’s way too early to play rock music,” Mark Hoppus announced to the amped up crowd. It was 11:45 a.m. on a Thursday and for most bands it’s far too early in the day to be awake let alone play a six song set. But for Blink 182, comprised of Hoppus, Tom DeLonge, and Travis Barker, and their dedicated fans at the KROQ Red Bull Soundstage, it was the perfect time.

The Red Bull Soundstage is a small room only fit for a few hundred people, allowing for an intimate musical atmosphere that most fans will never get the experience. Ever since the dinky office space was transformed into a rocking soundstage two years ago, lucky fans have had the opportunity to see bands like Coldplay, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Imagine Dragons, Maroon 5, Miguel, and many more perform on the stage. Their names and signatures can even be seen crowding the walls.

Blink took a break from a busy sold out concert schedule, including a gig at the Palladium later that day, to perform for the hundreds of rabid fans in front of them, as well as those tuning into the live broadcast via the internet. While they’re used to playing sold out shows, the band joked that this show reminded them of their first gigs where the venue was so hot that they used to just throw all their clothes away afterward.

Watch the complete encore performance here