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Thursday, July 13, 2017
Blink-182 storm into Aberdeen - Live review 12/7/17
Last night saw American punk-rock trio Blink-182 hit Aberdeen’s AECC.
Opening the show were indie rockers, The Front Bottoms (I would have chosen a different name!) who after their short set won over the fair-sized crowd of Aberdonians. Next up was Frank Turner and his band The Sleeping Souls who, if I hadn’t known better, could have fooled me into believing they were the headliners. With Turner’s humorous banter and energetic performance, he certainly seemed to have the crowd on side (a lot of whom appeared to know the material), a great way to start the show.
Matt Skiba showed he has fitted in really well
With a curtain drop and an explosion of pyros, the headlining trio were revealed on stage. Playing a set of old and new material, Blink-182 began their brief show (which didn’t feel short due to the amount of material packed into it!) with Feeling This, before roaring through 18 more tracks to bring them to the encore! Marching back on stage, Mark Hoppus, Travis Barker and Matt Skiba soaked up the warm applause from the crowd as they reached their biggest hit, All The Small Things. Despite most of the venue having sung along through the whole set, it was really this song which had everyone going wild. To finish the night, Barker’s young son Landon, completed an impressive drum solo warming the hearts of everyone.
Having been with the band 2 years now, it was great to see that guitarist and vocalist, Matt Skiba seemed to have gelled nicely with the other 2 members. A great night of fiery pyros, wild singing and just straight-up punk rock music! 3 well-received bands and a night of fun.
Big thanks to the brilliant Dod Morrison for the photos. Check out his work here!