It may be no coincidence that the festival's main sponsor is Rockstar Energy Drink, a corporation with ties to a homophobic, conservative political pundit.
"Young Americans look to Superman as a champion of justice. Anti-gay extremists should be a serous concern to these Americans. It is peculiar that DC Comics would decide to bring [the two] together."
The Used, a popular rock/screamo band from Utah, are calling attention to a problem that plagues their state and many others: discrimination against gays and lesbians.
With the critical 2012 presidential election coming up, metal music is getting political.