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Do you remember how old you were when you first came about Blink?
Michelle: They became really big when I was in third grade, but I didn't really start listening to them until maybe eighth grade. I got back into Enema of the State. It's been a 10-year span for me now. Then in high school I was a big Cheshire Cat fan and got into Buddha.
Steven: I used to just listen to their hit songs on, you know, MTV and stuff like that. I didn't start getting really into them until we started dating [nods towards Michelle] three years ago. She was a big fan, so I got into it.
Do you have any specific memories tied to listening to them?
Michelle: High school. Right before college. Me and my friends who were big fans got our other friends into them, and that's all we listened to that summer.
Some people label them "guilty pleasures" because they lean towards poppier punk. Does hearing them called that bug you?
Michelle: I embrace the pop side of punk. I don't think there's anything wrong with that.
Steven: I agree. I mean, I just started getting into them, and I think they have a kinda different sound that's really good.
Do you think they've informed your current music tastes?
Michelle: Yeah. I mean, their music is the epitome of what I like now. We just saw Fall Out Boy on Saturday at Barclays, so. It was so good.
What other bands are you guys into right now?
Steven: My favorite band is A Day to Remember. She jokes around a lot [nods towards Michelle] because my favorite band's favorite band is Blink 182, so we've got that going back and forth between us.
I don't think I've heard of those guys...
Michelle [to Steven]: Show her your tattoo.
Steven [lifts his shirt a little to show tattoo and laughs]: One of the guitarists from A Day to Remember has "Blink 182" tattooed on his knuckles, so I turned it around on him.
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