This Wednesday, Blink-182 and Atlas Genius were set to perform at Mystic Lake’s outdoor amphitheater. In the hours leading up to the show, severe thunderstorm warnings littered the weather broadcast for the night. The outdoor venue was set to put on the show rain or shine, as long as the weather didn’t threaten anyone’s safety. After hearing this news, some fans took to the internet to try and salvage some cash from their tickets. Meanwhile, decked out in their raincoats and ponchos, people started arriving up to five hours before the show was scheduled to begin.
By the time Atlas Genius started their set, the rain had luckily stopped. Hailing all the way from Australia, alternative-rock-band, Atlas Genius had the perfect sound to begin the night. Their easy-to-listen-to, indie/pop vibes were exactly what you’d expect and look for in an opener. Atlas Genius provided music that everyone could bop their heads and jump around to while preparing for Blink-182.
Although the clouds looked threatening, the rain ceased while Blink-182 was on stage. Mark Hoppus even claimed that he was the one that stopped the rain. No matter how it happened, people were ecstatic to hear the “genuine crappy punk rock” they desired without any interferences from the weather.
Their hour and fifteen-minute set was comprised of songs both old and new, as well a discussion on just how many lakes Minnesota has. Their show also included confetti cannons, streamers, fog and an appearance by baby Barker. Like father, like son, Travis Barker’s son Landon did a drum solo of his own alongside his father’s bandmates. Although Blink-182 has been around for over 25 years, this stunt proves they aren’t going anywhere. Whether it’s other musicians or their own son, Blink’s music continues to influence further generations.