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By Amy Lamare For .Com

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Blink-182 played a secret gig at a Long Beach, California Denny’s restaurant on Thursday, October 26 as they referenced a classic meme.

The gig, which comes after the band’s co-headlining sets at the When We Were Young music festival in Las Vegas, was teased both in the band’s social media and during their sets at the festival. 

Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge and Travis Barker played the surprise gig in support of their new album One More Time and upcoming tour. The album is the band’s first since DeLonge rejoined the band.

Blink-182 played Anthem Part 3 off their new album for the diner’s customers. 

One fan took to Twitter/X to write: ‘blink 182 played in a denny’s in long beach tonight i genuinely cannot believe I typed those words lmao.’

Secret gig: Blink-182 played a secret gig at a Long Beach, California Denny’s restaurant on Thursday, October 26

New song: The gig, which comes after the band’s co-headlining sets at the When We Were Young music festival in Las Vegas  was teased both in the band’s social media and during their sets at the festival

The impromptu performance paid homage to the legendary 2013 performance by the Houston-based metalcore band Live Without in an abandoned Denny’s.

That event became known as the Denny’s Grand Slam. Years later, a short video from that set went viral with the lead singer screaming ‘What the f**k is up, Denny’s’ into the microphone.

That phrase become and often shared phrase and meme. 

Hoppus referenced the meme at the When We Were Young festival on Sunday.

DeLonge had never heard of it at the time. 

Rumors surfaced that Blink was using the Denny’s to shoot the music video for Anthem Part 3. 

That was the only song played at the Denny’s gig. 

A fan video from the gig showed DeLonge interacting with a child actor, giving the rumors of a video being made from the gig more weight. 

What’s My Name Again: Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge and Travis Barker played the surprise gig in support of their new album One More Time and upcoming tour

New album: Blink-182 played Anthem Part 3 off their new album for the diner’s customers

Fan comment: One fan took to Twitter /X to write: ‘blink 182 played in a denny’s in long beach tonight i genuinely cannot believe I typed those words lmao’

Tour: The impromptu performance paid homage to the legendary 2013 performance by the Houston-based metalcore band Live Without in an abandoned Denny’s

Grand Slam: That event became known as the Denny’s Grand Slam. Years later, a short video from that set went viral with the lead singer screaming ‘What the f**k is up, Denny’s’

Meme: That phrase become and often shared phrase and meme. Hoppus referenced the meme at the When We Were Young festival on Sunday. DeLonge had never heard of it at the time

Video shoot: Rumors surfaced that Blink was using the Denny’s to shoot the music video for Anthem Part 3. That was the only song played at the Denny’s gig

Staged: A fan video from the gig showed DeLonge interacting with a child actor, giving the rumors of a video being made from the gig more weight

Merch: The band also sold very limited edition t-shirts emblazoned with the “What the F**k Is Up Denny’s?” slogan on the back at the event

Another fan video from the surprise Blink-182 Denny’s event shows DeLonge giving direction to a child actor, lending further credence to the band making a video there. 

The band also sold very limited edition t-shirts emblazoned with the “What the F**k Is Up Denny’s?” slogan on the back at the event.

Today, the band released an expanded version of One More Time, which dropped last week. 

The expanded version added two more songs: Cut Me Off and See You. 

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