Mark Hoppus recently answered fan questions during a Reddit AMA session. Fans asked him about the alternate version of the video for “Josie” which features Blink-182 performing in a flooding basement. You can check out the alternate version of the video here and read the rest of his answers from the AMA session here. See what Mark had to say about the original video concept after the jump and buy concert tickets here.
“i had an idea for the josie video, that we would be the band playing on the deck of an old cruise liner as it sunk. we would play in real time as everything around us exploded in slow motion. gradually at first, building in intensity, reaching complete catastrpohe at the end. people running, sparks flying, superstructure collapsing. the ship floods, and the last shot of the video is the ship sinking into the dark waters as the song ends “everything’s gonna be fine.” the label listened and said “cool, but no. that video will cost millions of dollars.” so the alternative was us playing in a basement and the pipes break. the room floods and we continue playing. we shot the video in the backlot of universal studios on a very cold and long day. i just remember shivering and the water always being shockingly cold every time we had to get in it. bracing. so cold. the first edit came back and no one was really feeling it, so we scrapped it and started over.”