Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Blink-182 Tom DeLonge Mask Becomes Phenomenon, Spawns Video Contest

There are a lot of things that have the potential to disturb at a Blink-182 show: the non-stop poop and pee jokes, the impressively vulgar barrage of foul language and just about anything Mark Hoppus says. But one of the weirdest experiences I had when I saw the reunited band this summer was standing in the photo pit just moments before the trio took the stage and turning around to stare at a sea of goofily grinning Tom DeLonge faces.

Dozens of kids in the first couple rows of the pit were wearing masks of a youthful-looking DeLonge and I had no idea what the deal was.

Then I got a press release on Friday from DeLonge's clothing/shoe company, Macbeth, which explained that the masks were originally printed up to promote the company's Brighton shoe design, but as word spread about them at shows, the original order sold out and fans have been clamoring to get their hands on them.

So, because Tom's a great guy, you can now log on to get your very own downloadable Tom mask here. The frenzy has also inspired a "No, I'm Tom DeLonge" video contest on the Macbeth site in which fans are being asked to recreate their favorite scene from a Blink-182 video while wearing the mask. Now that sounds truly scary.

Credit MTV


WUlery said...

How about a link to the article?

Anonymous said...


hope that helps
or direct: http://macbeth.com/BLINK182