UPDATE: July 21, 2019 2:22 p.m. EST

blink-182 fans may have found a weird new tradition that involves gifting the band license plates in hopes of getting some gear. 

Mark Hoppus has tweeted that another fan gifted him a license plate at a show.

"this happened again today. it’s NOT going to become a thing. it’s totally going to be a thing, isn’t it?" Hoppus wrote. It definitely is going to be a thing. 

ORIGINAL: July 21, 2019 6:22 p.m. EST

One blink-182 fan was given the ultimate VIP experience in Virginia Beach after vocalist Mark Hoppus gifted him his bass in exchange for the fan's NC license plate.

No, we're not kidding.

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Reddit user Hi_Im_Joee shared his incredible experience. He shared with users how the whole "BLNK 182" license plate ordeal occurred.

"So I had the NC plates and also VA," he explains on Reddit. "In 2016 Mark signed my VA plates so I figured I’d give him the NC one. He said 'cool! I collect them! I’ll tell you what I’ll trade a bass for it' and then I shit myself."

He included pictures of the bass, which you can see below!

Mark traded me one of his basses for my NC BLNK182 License plates at the VA Beach VIP.

There's also a post of Hoppus holding his recently acquired North Carolina blink license plate.


To make it even better, blink even signed the bass.

You can check out the full Reddit thread below.

Mark traded me one of his basses for my NC BLNK182 License plates at the VA Beach VIP. from r/Blink182

Recently, blink-182 revealed we would finally have that forthcoming album on Sept 20.

The band are currently on tour with Lil Wayne, who “won’t be quitting” after walking off stage at one of the gigs. 

You can see a full list of remaining dates below, including the rescheduled kickoff show, which now features All Time Low. Tickets are available here.

07/21 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
07/23 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
07/25 – West Palm Beach @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre
07/26 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
07/27 – Atlanta, GA @ Cellaris Amphitheatre at Lakewood
07/29 – Jacksonville, FL @ Daily’s Place
07/31 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
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08/01 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater
08/02 – Dallas, TX @ The Dos Equis Pavilion
08/04 – El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center *
08/05 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
08/07 – San Diego, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
08/08 – Los Angles, CA @ The Forum
08/09 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands ^
08/27 – Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre
08/30 – Portland, OR @ Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
08/31 – Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheatre

09/02 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
09/04 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
09/06 – Wichita, KS @ Hartman Arena *
09/07 – Council Bluffs, IA @ Stir Cove *
09/08 – Kansas City, MO @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
09/10 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
09/12 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
09/14 – St. Loius, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
09/16 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
09/18 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
09/20 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
09/22 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena (rescheduled)
10/11 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock ^

* without Lil Wayne
^ blink-182 festival date

What do you think of Hoppus gifting this fan with his bass? Sound off in the comments below!

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