Lil Wayne drops out of Blink-182 tour, 20 minutes into his set

davepoobond

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I’d rather listen to Angels & Airwaves than +44. +44 was pretty much modern Blink. aka I’m not a fan. Tom is a dumbass who I can’t stand anymore but he was what made Blink enjoyable to me.

That said I don’t think Box Car Racer is much better than +44.
I’ve never been more opposite in so many things someone said in one paragraph before in my life.
 

Kyuuji

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Seems weird some people went for the crowd looks response considering Lil Wayne's 2010 era and how he's long-since played many shows featuring predominantly white crowds.

Had to have been the energy but even then, shitty way to handle it. If it's just a dead set at each show I get it but handle that off stage.
 

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has any single person in history benefited more from a music studio environment than Tom delonge
 

coldcrush

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You have 1 life, why waste it performing to people who aren’t into it, I dunno personally I might have anticipated this reaction and not bothered in the first place
 

Chairmanchuck

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Why would people who like punkrock/pop-punk and got to a concert ever be into Lil Wayne?
Who thought that this would be a good idea?
 

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Seems weird some people went for the crowd looks response considering Lil Wayne's 2010 era and how he's long-since played many shows featuring predominantly white crowds.
White folks listen to rap music too.

Pop-rock crowds, however, might not.

I agree that it really isn't that hard.
 

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Really? Oh yeah I forgot it was probably a predominantly white crowd so it had to be racist. That explains all of it. Sometimes I forget that you can't have a crowd of white people without a rounding rendition of Ride of the Valkyries breaking out
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The sudden reaction he had most likely means he saw something he wasn't comfortable with, like I said. Not sure where that weirdly defensive post is coming from, but you might want to relax a bit.
What racist stuff might the crown have been doing? You think they were throwing up Heil Hitlers?
lol who knows, theres all kinds of meem shit people throw out these days that are pretty racist, intentionally or not. I doubt it was anything that obvious if it was why. Just gotta wait for Wayne to say what was up in general.

But like I said lol. "I'm not used to performing in front of a crowd that looks like this" got a "well yeah" from me. What was he expecting a Blink 182 headlined event to look like. Its weird he was surprised by the demographic no matter which way you look at it imo.
 

Kyuuji

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White folks listen to rap music too.

Pop-rock crowds, however, might not.

I agree that it really isn't that hard.
That's what I meant with Lil Wayne's 2010 era considering he was trying to factor in rock and playing to those crowds back then.

9 years later I guess it's not commanding the same energy, which is fair. Just do it off-stage.
 

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The sudden reaction he had most likely means he saw something he wasn't comfortable with, like I said. Not sure where that weirdly defensive post is coming from, but you might want to relax a bit.

lol who knows, theres all kinds of meem shit people throw out these days that are pretty racist, intentionally or not. I doubt it was anything that obvious if it was why. Just gotta wait for Wayne to say what was up in general.

But like I said lol. "I'm not used to performing in front of a crowd that looks like this" got a "well yeah" from me. What was he expecting a Blink 182 headlined event to look like. Its weird he was surprised by the demographic no matter which way you look at it imo.
I think “a crowd that looks like this” was referring to the fact that the venue was half empty and people were slowly petering in. He’s played on the Warped Tour before, he knows what a pop punk crowd looks like.

Absolutely no idea why you went straight to the crowd being racist.
 

coconut milk

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What the heck. He's really fallen that down in popularity that he's opening for a washed up pop punk band. I know he likes skate cultural, but still. What happened to this guy?
Nothing to be honest.

His last album came out in September and debuted at no.1. 480k first week album sales (180k pure album sales) puts him in the top 10 best selling rappers right now... Granted his last album had an insane amount of hype since it was several years in the making and was accompanied with an equally long legal battle with his boss.... But still, those are big numbers, especially the 180k pure album sales in 2018 (Drake did 160k with his last effort)!

As they say, hip hop is a young mans sport so even if he didn't hit those numbers it wouldn't be surprising if he did "fall off".
 

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lol who knows, theres all kinds of meem shit people throw out these days that are pretty racist, intentionally or not. I doubt it was anything that obvious if it was why. Just gotta wait for Wayne to say what was up in general.
So, despite a lack of evidence, you call racism because Twitter has racist people on it?

Because all that video shows us is that Lil Wayne was expecting the crowd to be more into his performance, and they probably were not.
 
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The sudden reaction he had most likely means he saw something he wasn't comfortable with, like I said. Not sure where that weirdly defensive post is coming from, but you might want to relax a bit.

lol who knows, theres all kinds of meem shit people throw out these days that are pretty racist, intentionally or not. I doubt it was anything that obvious if it was why. Just gotta wait for Wayne to say what was up in general.

But like I said lol. "I'm not used to performing in front of a crowd that looks like this" got a "well yeah" from me. What was he expecting a Blink 182 headlined event to look like. Its weird he was surprised by the demographic no matter which way you look at it imo.
You took a mighty leap right to racism when nowhere was racism mentioned even in a day and age when even the scent of racism would be all over social media and even though it was nowhere to be found that was your very first thought. And you then want to deflect with "weirdly defensive?" Bravo.
 

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Last Blink album is missing Tom. Probably better to compare the last album with the main three to Wayne’s second to last album. His current album was surrounded by legal problems and sold better than it should have because of the hold up.

Both solid albums though
Wouldn't work either. His last album came out in 2011...... (and sold a milli)
 

CloudWolf

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Lil Wayne and Blink-182 is an incredibly odd combo, can't say I'm surprised. I don't think there's much overlap in fanbases.
 

kiguel182

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Probably the crowds weren’t there for him and it sucked. This tour has been a mess. From co headlining to an Enema of the State tour. I don’t blame him.

Also, last Blink record got to number 1 in the US so calling them washed out makes no sense.
 
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Yo. Have you all heard the crossover song between them? Lmao I’m a huge blink fan but this is sooo bad!!!

Fucking hell at Mark's voice, there's a time and a place where some artists just need to hang up their instruments for the last time. Do some production, keep involved, try and boost new bands, whatever esle
 

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Wayne's played Warped, he's ised to the pop punk white crowd plus there'd be more overlap than people would think but maybe not enough to justify this tour.

The real issue is that Blink's fans are very much a "go for Blink, forget everyone else" type of rabid fanbase
 

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Saw Blink last sunday in Toronto. We had Simple Plan as opening band, which in my opinion ended up being pretty fun.
 

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this doesn't exactly surprise me, as someone who saw 50 cent literally get bottled off stage from his slot immediately before green day at reading 2004.

this was extremely optimistic booking.
 

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Wayne's played Warped, he's ised to the pop punk white crowd plus there'd be more overlap than people would think but maybe not enough to justify this tour.

The real issue is that Blink's fans are very much a "go for Blink, forget everyone else" type of rabid fanbase
Yeah, when I was really into the genre like over a decade ago, a lot of fans liked rap music too. You'd have rappers at Warped and there were bands like Gym Class Heroes.
 

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I have a hard time believing Wayne hasn't done shows in front of massive crowds of rich white kids. He's done Seattle before.
I mean... yeah lol. What was he expecting. I'm betting some people were doing some racist stuff in the crowd that caught his attention.

Also more surprisingly... All Time Low is still around!?
I'm guessing this has more to do with people not digging his set than it being a white crowd. Most big rap concerts have a big white audience anyway.

What is the crossover between Blink 182 fans and Lil Wayne fans?
 

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people who think this is about a white crowd have probably never been to a rap concert. hint: they are almost always white af.
wayne has performed in front of largely white people all his life.
 

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What even is the fanbase for Blink 182 in 2019?

I loved them, they were my favourite band, circa 2004 to 2005 (although not as good live as Less Than Jake).

Are you telling me there are people my age that never experienced anything new or moved on after their "hiatus" ?
 

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I was at the show in Hershey PA. I feel bad that maybe he got some bad reception at another venue but I feel like almost the entire crowd was really into his set at mine, and a ton of fans there were wearing his gear.

That said the concert was in Hershey, and he straight up said he didn’t know Hershey Park was a thing until his son told him right before he played the set, so maybe he just had different expectation at the crowd sizes.
 

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What even is the fanbase for Blink 182 in 2019?

I loved them, they were my favourite band, circa 2004 to 2005 (although not as good live as Less Than Jake).

Are you telling me there are people my age that never experienced anything new or moved on after their "hiatus" ?
The fanbase is people that are now the age you were in 2004-2005. See Fall Out Boy for a similar phenomenon of old bands still getting the kids attention.