Mastodon’s Brent Hinds Proposes to Girlfriend Onstage + Dances With Grandmother Mid-Show
That's it! All of the gentlemen in Mastodon are officially locked up as Brent Hinds, the sole remaining unmarried member of the band, proposed to his girlfriend Raísa onstage at a Birmingham, Ala. show on April 28!
"Hey, you guys want to see the coolest encore ever in your whole life? Hey Raísa, come here," said Brent, motioning for his soon-to-be fiancé to join him onstage. He then took the mic off the stand, knelt down and asked, "Will you marry me?" Raísa immediately said yes, planting a kiss on the guitarist and her future hubby.
It was a hometown show for Hinds, who grew up right outside of the area and his family was in attendance to see their son's headlining set and engagement. "What just happened?" asked drummer Brann Dailor who took the center microphone after the proposal. He thanked the crowd, informing them that Hinds is a local, which was met with even more cheers from an already ecstatic audience.
Even Hinds' grandmother was at the show, sitting onstage during the proposal. She got some time under the spotlight herself, joining her grandson shoulder-to-shoulder for a bit of hip-shaking while Hinds toiled away at a solo during "Ancient Kingdom" earlier in the night. The magic was captured by Raísa, who posted a clip to Instagram, which can be seen below.
Congratulations to Brent and Raísa! All of us at Loudwire wish them the best and for many years of continued happiness!
Mastodon's headlining tour with Eagles of Death Metal and Russian Circles kicked off on April 14, so there's still plenty of time to catch the U.S. tour before it comes to an end on May 20. Check our 2017 Guide to Rock + Metal Tours to see if the trek is coming near you!
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