A quick Google image search tells me this is what a mastodon looks like:
Docile enough, yes? Won't melt your face like this Mastodon?
Well, crappy segue aside, here's the deal about the latter: The Atlanta-based torche-carriers of the metal scene are going to be blowing up some amps at Superpages.com Center all day long today (with some other supposed metal saviors) as part of the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival tour. And, sure, I guess it technically started at noon today (oh well, its not like anyone you want to see will be on before now...), but we've got a pair of tickets to give away for the more sluggish metalheads out there.
So, first person to email me with the word "Snuffleupagus" (how's that for high brow?) in the subject line scores the tix.
Have at it.
Update: Contest is over. Congrats to the winner! --Pete Freedman
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