Speaking to Metal XS
at this year's Sonisphere Festival
in France (via Brave Words
frontman Dave Mustaine
had some very practical advice to give festival goers:
"My advice for the folk at Sonisphere ... I would not take acid. The first time I went to a festival somebody was handing out acid and I was a kid and I didn't know what it was so I took it ... It was a terrible experience. It's kinda like that joke about the old Grateful Dead fans. When the drugs wore off they said 'these guys suck.'
"If you go to a festival, time your buzz, stick close to your friends, try not to get separated. If you go with a girl, be preapred for other guys to look at her, cus it's just gonna happen. If you're with your friends, don't try and out drink them because you won't remember the concert ... bring mosquito repellent if you're in the United States because there's lots of mosquitoes out doors, remember sun screen ... This is like the dad in me talking!"
Mustaine also talked about the significance of the title for the band's latest album, "Super Collider
"It's a real thing. It's in Switzerland. It's about smashing atoms and trying to figure out what the big bang theory is ... but it
(the album) wasn't about that. It was about the metaphor of having a climax ... y'know, with your friends. Everything doesn't have to be orgasmic or sexual ... it can be, like, fun. Y'know, when you're dancing with your girlfriend or he and I are going to watch sports or something. Or we're watching a fight, and our fighter knocks the other guy out... That feeling is the feeling I was talking about in 'Super Collider.'
"The song is about somebody like myself going to somebody who may not have as much as I have and me helping to show them the way. Kind of like one beggar showing another beggar where there's a crust of bread to eat. I'm the kind of person where if I had food and you didn't, I would share with you. I was homeless for a long time and Ive gone many many meals without eating, so I know what it's like. So when I see some of these younger bands who are struggling, I really wanna help them out. That's what Gigantour is about. The whole thing with 'Super Collider' was, 'come with me man, Ill show you the way, we'll have a great time, and when it's all over, you'll be very happy.'"