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Dudefest Chills Out with 'The Big Lebowski' on February 9 – CultureMob Ticket Giveaway


“Let me explain something to you. Um, I am not Mr. Lebowski. You’re Mr. Lebowski. I’m the Dude. So that’s what you call me. You know, that or, uh, His Dudeness, or uh, Duder. Or El Duderino if you’re not into the whole brevity thing.”

If there’s one movie that has led to more quotes, misquotes, and bumper stickers over the last ten years than the Coen Brothers’ The Big Lebowski, then I don’t know what it is. Their blissed-out rethinking of the crime noir formula has rightly become a modern classic, and Jeff Bridges‘ performance as The Dude has defined almost every role he’s played since. Hell, I think most of us secretly believe that Jeff Bridges is The Dude.

Those of you who aspire to Dudeness yourselves will be pleased to hear that Dudefest returns to Seattle this February – and we have a pair of tickets to give away to our readers (including a couple of drinks tokens, too – exchange them for White Russians at your convenience). The party is being thrown by Fremont Outdoor Movies, who celebrate their 20th anniversary this year – and what better way to do that than with His Dudeness? Dudefest 2012 includes a live performance by the Staxx Brothers, a set from DJ Space Monkey, and a live burlesque performance by Le Petit Mort, as well as the free screening of The Big Lebowski.

Given the current state of Seattle’s weather, the party has moved inside to Neumos this year, ensuring exactly the right kind of chilled environment. Dudefest will take place on February 9, 2012, and tickets are available now from Etix, priced $13. Be warned that Dudefest will sell out – so buy now!

As for the giveaway, we have a pair of tickets to give to one lucky reader. To enter, simply leave a comment below, telling us why you’re Seattle’s Biggest Dude. One entrant will be selected at random on February 1st to receive two tickets to Dudefest 2012 and two complimentary drinks tickets (note that this giveaway is for tickets only, and does not include travel, accommodation, or bathrobes). Please ensure that you leave an email address with your comment, so that we can contact you if you win.

UPDATE: This giveaway has now closed. The winner is Drew Pull – Congratulations! You can find other CultureMob giveaways here.

The Dude abides…