Was in Atlanta for biz last week, and caught Mastodon/Primus. Hadn't seen Primus since '93, and have never seen Mastodon, one of my favorite bands. Opportunity to see them in their hometown was too much to pass up, but I didn't have my earplugs and... Wasn't great if I'm honest. As is usually the case with metal, just way too shrill in the mix, and far, far too loud for the size of the venue. Had to punch after five songs from Mastodon and not being able to make out any of Kelliher's amazing guitar work. Ditto Primus, where a Telecaster was just lost in a cacophony of treble and slapped bass notes. I stuck around for "Harold of the Rocks" (still my fave song by them) and bounced. What do you guys do when a show is too loud? Stay and look "cool," or preserve your hearing for another day? I took the latter route.