Blink-182 Day is celebrated by fans of the beloved 1990s band each year on the 182nd day. On the day, music enthusiasts around the globe tune their playlists to celebrate the musical stylings of the iconic pop-punk band Blink-182.
The band is beloved for its catchy tunes and storytelling skills. But don’t overlook their music’s impact on today’s music scene.
History of Blink-182 Day
Blink-182 Day traces its roots back to a tweet from Mark Hoppus, the band’s bassist and vocalist, about a decade ago. He tweeted on the 182nd day of the year, proclaiming it so.
The band got together in the early 1990s in Poway, a suburb of San Diego, California. They originally consisted of Mark Hoppus, guitarist and vocalist Tom DeLonge, and drummer Scott Raynor, and were influenced and inspired by such great bands as Descendents, NOFX, Green Day, and Bad Religion. Despite those influences, Blink-182 quickly developed their own sound. They made a name for themselves with their unique blend of pop melodies and punk rock energy.
The band underwent several changes over the years, including their name. They had first called the band “Blink.” However, they added “182” after discovering another artist was using the name. Their early releases, such as “Fly Swatter,” “Buddha,” and “Cheshire Cat,” set the stage for their later success. The band’s lineup also changed a little bit, with Travis Barker replacing Scott Raynor. Later on, Matt Skiba took over from Tom DeLonge.
Blink-182’s rise to fame was nothing less than meteoric, especially with their 1999 album “Enema of the State,” which brought them into the mainstream limelight. Their music entertained legions of fans and impacted a new generation of pop-punk bands.
How to Celebrate Blink-182 Day
Celebrating Blink-182 Day is all about embracing the spirit of pop-punk and the band’s legacy. Here are some fun ways to join the fun of the day:
Blink-182 Music Marathon
Start the day by blasting some favorite Blink-182 tracks. Download a playlist of nothing but their music. Whether it’s “All the Small Things” or “What’s My Age Again?” let their music be the soundtrack of the day.
Dress Up in Pop Punk Style for the Day
Channel that inner punk rocker, and dig some of those classic band tees out of the closet. Rip up an older pair of jeans. Why not even pop on a temporary tattoo (or two or three)?
Learn to Play a Blink-182 Song
Play an instrument? Why not learn to play a Blink-182 song? After giving it a go, share it with the world. Be sure to use the day’s hashtag: #Blink182Day, and become immersed as part of the global celebration.
Have a Pop Punk Karaoke Night on Blink-182 Day
Host a karaoke night with some close friends. Be sure to feature a playlist of Blink-182 hits and other pop punk classics. Don’t forget to include some air guitar or air drum sessions – they are a measure of success at any karaoke party!
Watch Blink-182 Music Videos
Dive into the band’s iconic music videos. Their unique blend of humor and music will surely add more fun to the day, with many of their offerings up on YouTube.
Create Blink-182 Inspired Art
Unleash some creativity by drawing, painting, or crafting something inspired by the band. It could be album art, a lyric-inspired piece, or anything that else sparks the imagination.
Explore Pop Punk History
Learn more about the pop punk genre’s history. Learn about bands that influenced — and those who were influenced by — Blink-182. It’s an excellent chance to learn some more musical knowledge. Who knows? This info might even come in handy at the next trivia night.
Donate to a Music Charity
In the spirit of giving back, consider donating to a charity that supports music education or emerging artists.
Plan a Blink-182 Day Party
End the day with a Blink-182 party. The theme? Why, Blink-182, of course! Decorate with album covers, play their music, and maybe even have a look-alike contest.
Whether a long-time fan or simply curious about learning more about their music, Blink-182 Day is a fantastic chance to celebrate the lasting impact of this iconic 90s band. So crank up the volume and sing along!