Blink-182 steals the stage at Cynthia Woods Pavilion

Allyssa Reed, Opinions Editor

Blink-182, riding the success of its recently released album “California” set out on tour this summer to prove to themselves and to fans that the band is still as good as when it irst started out. The band was on tour with All Time Low, All American Rejects and A Day To Remember. 

Fans ranging in age from their teens all the way to their seventies were in attendance and seemed to enjoy every moment of the concert . The concert took place at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion on July 31. All-American Rejects took to the stage first and played greatest hits including “Dirty Little Secret” and “Move Along”. After All-American Rejects’ wonderful performance, A Day to Remember came on stage. A Day to Remember is  more of a heavier rock band than All-American Rejects and the variety provided by this tour was amazing.

But Blink-182 stole the stage and blew everyone away. The band played itsmost popular songs such as “I Miss You” and “All the Small Things.” Along with its most popular songs, the band also played new songs such as “ Bored to Death” and “ Kings of the Weekend.”

This concert was definitely one of the best concerts I’ve ever been to because the energy in the crowd was great, everyone was dancing around and having a blast.

“California,”  released on July 1 is one of the best albums they’ve created so far. “Bored to Death,”with lyrics such as “save your breath, I’m nearly bored to death and fading fast” and “life is too short to last long,” is catchy and the chorus draws a lot of attention due to how much pronunciation is placed in the words. The words pack a punch and give them more meaning

“San Diego,” another great song off the album,  is fast-paced and catchy. It holds a longing for going home, for going back in time.

Overall the album was a huge success, making number one on the Billboard 200. Blink-182, formed in 1992 has been an inspiration to millions of people. To have lasted this long in the music industry is quite an amazing accomplishment. After this album, fans have hope that any music the band releases in the future will be just as good.