Virgin Mobile Free Fest Pics Part 4 (Blink-182, Taking Back Sunday, and Crowd Shots)

Blink-182 at Virgin Mobile Free Fest (08/30/09)
Blink-182 at Virgin Free Fest
Photos: PJ Sykes

Jesus Christ, Blink-182 is still making dick jokes? The crowd was lucky to hear a single late-’90s pop-punk song end without an immediate reference to “cock n’ balls,” guitarist Tom Delonge‘s fondness for handjobs, or bassist Mark Hoppus‘ desire to “go down on Oprah.” And after awkwardly discussing the key of the next song, the California trio returned to form by blasting out “The Blow Job Song.” At least the past decade hasn’t changed Blink-182 too much””and based on the crowd’s reaction to each mention of a penis, the teenagers that first laughed at their hijinks in 1999 are apparently stuck in the same state of arrested development.

But shit, Travis Barker can wail, and I’ll admit it: Blink’s show was shamefully fun. I think we all missed their old little-persons-on-trampolines shtick during “All The Small Things,” though. [DC Decider]

After VFF, Blink-182 decided to take some time off to mourn the passing of Travis Barker‘s friend, collaborator and fellow plane crash survivor, DJ AM. In order give Travis some time to grieve, Blink-182 recently cancelled a show in Saratoga, NY and postponed two dates in Cleveland and St. Louis. The St. Louis show has been rescheduled for September 29 and the new date for the Cleveland show is September 30, no word on whether the Saratoga gig will be rescheduled.

More photos of Blink-182, Taking Back Sunday, Richard Branson, Flavor Flav and other famous and non-famous people at the 2009 Virgin Mobile Free Fest after the jump.

PS Thanks again to PJ Sykes for all his hard work at VFF this year.

Blink-182 at Virgin Mobile Free Fest (08/30/09)
Blink-182 at Virgin Free Fest

Blink-182 at Virgin Free Fest

Blink-182 at Virgin Free Fest

Blink-182 at Virgin Free Fest

Blink-182 at Virgin Free Fest

Blink-182 at Virgin Free Fest

Taking Back Sunday at Virgin Mobile Free Fest (08/30/09)
Taking Back Sunday at Virgin Free Fest

Taking Back Sunday at Virgin Free Fest

Taking Back Sunday at Virgin Free Fest

Taking Back Sunday at Virgin Free Fest

Taking Back Sunday at Virgin Free Fest

Taking Back Sunday at Virgin Free Fest

Crowd shots, Richard Branson, Flavor Flav and more at Virgin Mobile Free Fest (08/30/09)
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