Maroon 5's Adam Levine/Photo: The Sierra Club

When Los Angeles-based band Maroon 5 played the Greek this weekend, its many fans expected to enjoy the music, certainly. What they might have been surprised about, however, were the Berkeley connections of vocalist and lead guitarist Adam Levine.

Levine’s Twitter followers (all 101,757 of them) were first treated to Levine’s sense of Berkeley history: “So much history at the greek. You can feel epicness emanating from the walls…”

But then Levine stepped up the Berkeley connection: “A weekend i will never forget. Two sold out shows at the legendary Greek theatre. Down the street from my house. Truly a dream. Wow.”

His house? All references to Levine suggest he was born and raised in Los Angeles. The truth comes out in the next Tweet: “Playing at the Greek in the Berkeley. This is where my parents met. I was conceived several blocks from here. Ew… Cool… but ew…”

So Levine seems to be a Berkeley boy.

Update: As commenter Ruby points out, Maroon 5 played two concerts at Los Angeles’ Greek Theater before coming to Berkeley’s Greek Theater. That’s what the house reference was to. Levine’s conception, however, seems to be clearly placed in Berkeley.

Lance Knobel (Berkeleyside co-founder) has been a journalist for nearly 40 years. Much of his career was in business journalism. He was editor-in-chief of both Management Today, the leading business magazine...