Contact Us

Mastodon Meet Barney the Purple Dinosaur

MastodonBarney
Mastodon Facebook

Mastodon had a quite a prehistoric, purple and plush encounter while touring and playing in Indianapolis recently.

According to Music Radar, when Mastodon showed up to the gig in the midwestern city, they saw their name sharing space on the marquee with that of the beloved purple dinosaur who entertains children known as Barney. Fans of the band know that a “mastodon” is an extinct, tusked mammal and Barney is obviously a dinosaur, but these two ancient creatures didn’t do battle upon meeting. Instead, they took advantage of a photo opp and hung out, partaking of libations.

Guitarist Brent Hinds said, “We showed up the other day in Indianapolis, Indiana, and on the marquee of this venue it said ‘Barney’s Birthday Bash’ and below that it said ‘Mastodon,’” like the scene out of ‘Spinal Tap.’

Hinds continued, “We didn’t know it, but there were two venues inside this giant place. We played upstairs and Barney played downstairs. He was done by 9, and we went on at 10. All the Barney people – Baby Bop, all the folks in the show – they came on stage with us and sang ‘Creature Lives.’ It was amazing. We hung out afterwards, drank beer and whiskey…”

Barney and Baby Bop boozin’ it up? You don’t say!

Fellow guitarist Bill Kelliher said, “It was something else. You know, the people in the Barney show, they’re just like us. They’re in a tour bus, we’re in a tour bus. They play gigs, we play gigs. When I saw Barney was in the house, I told our tour manager, ‘We have got to get a picture with Barney and Friends.’

There are few things cooler than hanging (and drinking) with Barney.

For more on Mastodon’s recent tour, check out Loudwire’s exclusive chat with singer-bassist Troy Sanders.

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://loudwire.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Loudwire quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on Loudwire quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!