Mark Hoppus: "The power of music, and specifically live music"
The power of music, and specifically live music. These shows. The moments we share in a venue together. The band and the audience. Words we wrote in a garage or studio or an idea scribbled down in the middle of the night, or written in the depths of self-doubt and despair. To sing songs and have those songs sung back to us. A shared experience between everyone. It’s amazing to see you smiling and laughing. Several times on this tour I’ve looked out during Adam’s Song and seen people weeping crying and holding their friends or spouses. Maybe remembering a lost friend or loved one, or a difficult time in one’s life. To have a song bring strangers together to rejoice, to mourn, to remember. It’s awesome and humbling and it means the world to me. You all mean the world to me. Thank you.
Something I’ve been thinking forever but needed to put into words tonight.