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Blink-182 is an American rock band from California that formed in 1992 and was signed to a major label in 1997. They were in the Warped Tour lineup in 1996, 1997, 1999, and 2001. The current members are Mark Hoppus, Travis Barker, and Matt Skiba. Past members include Tom DeLonge and Scott Raynor. See Wikipedia for more details.
Fans wrote fanfic about the band in the early 2000s.
A fan posted in 2003:
who remembers, back in the day, at FFN, before gc slash took over, when blink slash used to be THE THING. lol, and it was greeeat, and I MISS IT. there was just a handful of writers but they were all GREAT, and bad fics *coughallthatexistsnowadayscough* wasn't really around.
Communities and Archives
- Fanfiction.net - As of June 2, 2002, Blink182 had 969 fics (RPF was later banned). The biggest fandom in the music category at that time was N SYNC, with 10893 fics.
- MATAG - website at morbid-defect.net, formerly on geocities
- fandomination.net - As of July 17, 2007, Blink182 had 332 fics.
- Archive of Our Own - Blink182 has 250 works as of 2018.
- Blink 182 fic at slashypunkboys
- blink_slash, created in February 2004
- matag, created in July 2004
- blink_slash182, created in November 2004