DAVE MUSTAINE giving away guitars at Mayhem Fest. 2011

I attended this years Mayhem Festival [Sponsored by Rockstar Energy Drink] in St. Louis last Tuesday  – July 19th. I thought it was worth posting that Dave Mustaine [from MEGADETH of course] was giving away one of his guitars on each day of the Rockstar Energy/Mayhem Festival tour!

I am pretty sure it was a replica of what Dave played that night — but being given the guitar right off Mustaine’s back is pretty damn cool. Plus it’s FREE and any free schwag is cool either way.

Can you imagine being a teen — or any fan for that matter, and having that axe hanging on your wall at home…sweet!

Kudos to Dave (and Dean Guitars) for doing this promo and for giving something back to the Metal community and lifelong fans of the band.

  • Supposedly this contest is being hosted on local radio stations, but I never listen to radio so I can’t help you on that one. But if you are going to attend any of the remaining Mayhem Fest. dates, then it might be worth checking into your local rock/metal station for details.

Now – on to the fun part…the proof is in the pudding right?


Here’s a video of a lucky fan receiving one of those guitars from a previous tour date:


Pretty standard fare right? You may have even already watched that video on the net.

In St. Louis however, it happened a bit different!

OK, so what’s the d-e-a-l-i-o?

Someone decided to have some fun with the contest and or spice it up a bit this time around. Much praise to whomever’s idea this was. The crafty beavers decided to mess with Dave and “selected” a smokin’ hot [curvaceous] blonde from the crowd and have her prance on stage and receive the guitar off Dave’s back! Priceless!


Dave’s like OK – bring it on. He might have already figured out that something was “up” as he has a sh**-eatin’ grin on his face.



The march is on [coming from the left side of the stage to stage center – from the crowd’s perspective]!



How about a close up of that!….sure thing  (as she get’s her wardrobe adjusted).



The “hand-off”

Here ya’ go babe! Notice BOTH are grinning from ear-to-ear! Keep in mind that this was an outdoor event and it’s already like 98 degrees at this point.



Nice axe, sir…hmmm, what to do next! I think Dave is thinking something “dirty” perhaps.  Maybe not. Stop looking at those fish net stockings [and pink “candy” boy shorts].  Peep his facial expression now.



No she didn’t did she? Yup, she did.

*There was a lot of headbangin’ going on that day – but this was the only “rear-bangin” I saw on stage! Poor Dave, check the frustrated/evil grimace now!



After this funny onstage exchange, Dave followed her back to the side of the stage like a little puppy dog and then jokingly “kicked her butt” off the stage as he grabbed his main axe.

I am not sure if this was a “hired pro” or model as I saw nothing nowhere near this sexy among the patrons during the event. I watched a video from Dave Ellison (long time Megadeth bassist) that he uploaded to You Tube from St. Louis. The video was from the Gateway arch there the day before the concert. Evidentally they had a day off and stayed at a downtown hotel.

I can only deduct that the boys may have frequented some of the “gentlemen’s clubs” that are real close by. Not accusing anyone here (especially married folk) just suggesting that some of the road crew, band members and or touring staff might have run into such a nice blonde business woman [like in the photos above] the previous evening. Who knows…she might have walked right through the front gates and was spotted by someone in the Mayhem/Megadeth camp.

At the end of the day much fun was had at this years Mayhem Festival and I highly recommend you check out the show(s). Stay tuned for my full-length review of the day.


Remaining Tour Dates

Tue Jul 26 Darien Lake Performing Arts Center Darien Center NY Buy
Wed Jul 27 PNC Bank Arts Center Holmdel NJ Buy
Fri Jul 29 First Niagara Pavilion Burgettstown PA Buy
Sat Jul 30 Jiffy Lube Live Bristow VA Buy
Sun Jul 31 Susquehanna Bank Center Camden NJ Buy
Tue Aug 02 Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach Virginia Beach VA Buy
Wed Aug 03 Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek Raleigh NC Buy
Fri Aug 05 First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre Tinley Park IL Buy
Sat Aug 06 DTE Energy Music Theatre Clarkston MI Buy
Sun Aug 07 Verizon Wireless Music Center Noblesville IN Buy
Tue Aug 09 Zoo Amphitheatre Oklahoma City OK Buy
Wed Aug 10 Gexa Energy Pavilion Dallas TX Buy
Fri Aug 12 Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood Atlanta GA Buy
Sat Aug 13 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre Tampa FL Buy
Sun Aug 14 Cruzan Ampitheatre West Palm Beach FL Buy

One thought on “DAVE MUSTAINE giving away guitars at Mayhem Fest. 2011

  1. Cool post, i was at the show, and Megadeth was amazing! Machine Head also tore it up!

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