PICS: Blink-182, Lil Wayne at NICU Amphitheatre

Local pop-punk legends Blink-182 and hip-hop superstar Lil Wayne joined forces for a blockbuster show at North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre on Aug. 7. (Warning: Adult language)

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As expected, the beloved trio -- currently comprised of bassist/vocalist Mark Hoppus, drummer Travis Barker and guitarist/vocalist Matt Skiba -- put on an outstanding performance.
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The show was part of a summer co-headlining tour with Lil Wayne (pictured) which may seems like an odd match -- but when you consider that Wayne has collaborated with Travis Barker in the past, it makes sense.
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During the Wednesday night show, Blink powered through an epic, 23-song set list. (Hoppus pictured)
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With 2019 marking the 20th anniversary of the band's seminal "Enema of the State" album, the guys played the 1999 record in its entirety during the first half of their set. (Skiba, left, and Hoppus pictured)
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As such, the night's set list kicked off with the album's "Dumpweed," "Don't Leave Me," "Aliens Exist," "Going Away to College," "What's My Age Again?"... (Barker pictured)
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...followed by the remainder of the album with "Dysentery Gary," "Adam's Song," "All the Small Things," "The Party Song," "Happy Holidays, You Bastard," "Mutt," "Wendy Clear" and "Anthem." (Hoppus and Barker pictured, left to right)
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After performing those "Enema of the State" songs, Hoppus and Skiba (pictured) performed acoustic versions of "Down" and "Wasting Time."
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They then churned through "Feeling This," "Bored to Death," "Built This Pool," "I Miss You," "Blame It on My Youth," "First Date," "Dammit" and "Family Reunion." (Hoppus pictured)
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The group's hometown show coincided nicely with the recent announcement of their forthcoming eighth studio album titled "Nine," which is due out on Sept. 20 (why it's not being released on Sept. 9 -- you know, 9/9 -- is beyond us). (Barker pictured)
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Of course, Blink's members have been busy making headlines recently -- most notably, Hoppus (pictured left) auctioned off a custom Fender bass last month to benefit the Trevor Project, a nonprofit organization that provides support and services to LGBTQ youth.
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And while the concert literally just happened, we're already counting the days until they play in town again -- hope it's sooner rather than later, guys! (Barker pictured)
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Lil Wayne -- who released his 12th studio album, "Tha Carter V," last year -- also delivered a great performance on Aug. 7.
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While Blink-182 and Lil Wayne are fast friends, the tour might cater too much to a different crowd than the rap legend is used to. In July, he cut one performance short after four songs and said "I'm not sure how long I'm going to be able to do this tour. But make some noise for Blink 182 for including me anyway. This might be my last night though, let's go."
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However, it was just a minor setback as Wayne tweeted the next day: "I want all my fans to know I won't be quitting this tour! I'm having too much fun with my bros Blink-182."
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The rapper -- who rose to fame at the age of 12 as a solo artist and as a member of the Hot Boys -- has released a series of hugely successful albums, most notably 2008's "Tha Carter III," which sold more than 1 million albums in the U.S. in its first week alone.
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He's one of the best-selling artists of all time (he's sold more than 110 million records worldwide) and is the CEO of his own label imprint Young Money Entertainment, to boot. And even if some of the concert-goers at this tour's shows don't show the proper enthusiasm for Wayne, they should, at the very least, recognize they're in the presence of greatness. We hope he comes back to San Diego soon -- we'll be waiting!
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