Mark Hoppus shares story of very first Blink 182 live show

"Can you please turn it down?"

Mark Hoppus has recalled Blink 182‘s very first live show, where the band were cut off just three songs into their set. Check out the clip below.

The Blink bassist, who recently returned to the UK with his band Simple Creatures, was being interviewed by Rock Sound alongside All Time Low‘s Alex Gaskarth – also a member of the supergroup.

During the chat, Hoppus was asked to share his memories of the first Blink 182 gig. “The first Blink show, we played this Biker bar in south San Diego,” he remembered of the 1992 performance.


“It was the bartender, one patron, the three of us – we played one song, then the one guy said, ‘Can you please turn it down?’, so we turned it down. Then we played another song and he said, ‘Can you please turn it down more?’ – we turned it down.”

Hoppus added: “We got a third song in, and he said, ‘You know what guys? Let’s just call it. Let’s call it. Have some Snapple, you guys earned it.'”

Elsewhere in the interview, bandmate Gaskarth also revealed a similar experience from All Time Low’s first live outing. “Nobody showed up and the guy that owned the bar was like, ‘How about we just don’t do this?’,” he recalled.

Meanwhile, Simple Creatures recently spoke with NME about their debut EP and what the future has in store for the group.


“A full album is definitely coming,” said Hoppus. “EP two is being mixed right now and that will come out at some point in the summer depending on the touring plans of Blink 182 and All Time Low. Two days ago we were back in the studio writing new songs so there’s definitely something we’re going to continue.”

In other news, earlier this month saw Mark Hoppus speak out about the “shocking” Fyre Festival – with Blink 182 due to perform at the disastrous event.