(Clutch Cargo's, Pontiac, MI - November 12, 2003)
Last night Blink 182 performed before a sold-out crowd at Clutch Cargo's (formerly Church!) in vibrant Pontiac. Bringing their 'One Dollar Bill Tour' through our fair town and only charging $1.00 for ticket's turned out to be yet another success for San Diego natives, Blink 182. There was a little bit of confusion at the doors with fan's that bought ticket's in advance but in the end, it was all worth it. Almost every concert has some kind of confusion but nothing too big. Blink 182 took the stage at around 9:30pm wearing black Atticus shirts and performed for a full-on powerhaus set of 90 minutes. The stage background was the front cover of their new self-titled CD that hits stores November 18. Taking the stage to massive applause, sreams and shouts, they began with 'What's My Age Again' which they followed with other songs such as 'All The Small Things', 'Rock Show' and 'Happy Holidays'. All the songs that were huge hits from their past CD's Enema of the State and Take Off Your Pants And Jacket. The trio also performed such songs as 'Easy Target' and 'All Of This' from their brand new CD. Tom Delonge (Guitarist / Vocalist) , Mark Hoppus (Bassist ) and Scott Raynor (Drummer) all did an awesome job entertaining the fans at Clutch Cargo's on this hot and sweaty night - at least it was INSIDE the club! The best part of the show was when they said thank you to all the fans for coming out, but then moments later came back for the encore to sing 'Dammit' from their Dude Ranch CD. Blink 182 made fans believe they were done when really they had one more song to sing before the show was over. Yes, that may be what all bands try and make you feel but Blink 182 REALLY acted as if they were done for the night! Believe me, everyone there was glad that it was just an act!
Reviewed by Amy Markowski