This is Matt Skiba, formerly of the band Alkaline Trio, who now plays with Blink-182.
Skiba's been playing and touring with Blink-182 since 2015, when original guitarist Tom DeLonge left.
Anyway! Skiba loves his dog, but he loves being a witch more. And when he and the rest of Blink-182 were asked to perform at the utterly doomed Fyre Fest, he just wasn't into it.
If you remember, the festival, organized by Ja Rule and 25-year-old entrepreneur Billy McFarland, descended into Hunger Games-like madness, and resulted in WAVES of schadenfreude.
Welp! Skiba told the music mag NME that he actually put a hex on Fyre Fest and, you know, that's probably why it didn't work out.
"I had a bad feeling about that event. I consider myself a pagan and a witch," he told the magazine. "With every inch of my energy I wanted Fyre not to happen. I put all the electricity and energy in my body against that thing happening.”
Skiba went on to say he was just generally uncomfortable with being a part of what he saw as a "classist and racist" event.
“We pulled out for technical and logistical issues and the rest of it crumbled to shit because that’s what it was. It was bullshit," he continued. "I used my witchy ways and it seemed to work. I’ll take responsibility and everyone can blame me. Shazam. I was on my couch feeling somewhat guilty, but very relieved that I wasn’t there with people stealing from each other.”
So yeah, this? Matt Skiba's curse, presumably.
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