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No joke, Blink-182 finds a happy mix between passion and parties
No joke, Blink-182 finds a happy mix between passion and parties

For airplane-phobic drummer Travis Barker, the gig required a quick trip across town in a pimped-out low rider. Singer-bassist Mark Hoppus flew 5,400 miles from London. And with sky's-the-limit rock-star gusto, guitarist-vocalist Tom DeLonge bypassed traffic on the 405 and helicoptered in from San Diego. With the sun high in the autumn sky, SoCal's Blink-182 arrived at the Hollywood Palladium to find a punk-rock centipede, a line of heavily tattooed, extravagantly pierced and Mohawk-sporting fans waiting for the sold-out show. The scene made Hoppus uncharacteristically wistful. "I was that dude!" he said. "I saw so many Palladium shows." With two...

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