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Formation

Blink-182 was formed in Poway, California, a suburb outside of San Diego, in August 1992. The trio all met in high school and the first to meet was Tom Delonge and Mark Hoppus. Tom met Mark though Mark’s sister, Anne Hoppus and the two clicked almost immediately and played for hours in DeLonge's garage, exchanging lyrics and co-writing songs. DeLonge then  recruited friend Scott Raynor for drums, whom he met at a Rancho Bernado Battle of the Bands competition. The trio began to practice together in Raynor's bedroom, spending hours together writing music, attending punk shows and movies, and playing practical jokes. The trio first operated under a variety of names, including Duck Tape and Figure 8, until DeLonge rechristened the band "Blink".