‘This is growing up’
Blink-182 performs anniversary show in Los Angeles
ALYSSA ALDRETE | INSCAPE EDITOR
In 2005, Blink-182 released a music video for the song “Not Now,” the last official song from their “Greatest Hits” compilation.
It featured clips from their past videos, first shown as faded photographs on the wall, then zoomed in and played, while panning to Mark Hoppus (vocals, bass), Tom Delonge (vocals, guitar), and Travis Barker (drums) performing in front of the wall.
The video ends with the band’s signature “smiley” symbol flying away into the wind.
Any die-hard fan knew that this was some sort of goodbye from the pop-punk legends.
And sure enough, shortly after the video was released, the band had announced an “indefinite hiatus.”
Fast-forward through three side projects, feuds and a life-threatening plane crash, and we find Blink-182 announcing their reunion at the 2009 Grammy awards.
After touring the world again, the anniversary of the…
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