Smash Mouth concert draws thousands, most not wearing masks or social distancing

Sturgis South Dakota. While the rally usually attracts around 500,000 people officials estimate that more than 250,000 people

At one point in the video, Smash Mouth front man Steve Harwell can be heard saying: "F- that COVID s-". "Now we're all right here collectively tonight". Following an enormous Chainsmokers concert in the Hamptons last month, '90s goof rock act Smash Mouth performed for thousands of people in South Dakota last night.

Willie Nelson and Lynyrd Skynyrd were due to play, but pulled out due to the pandemic.

Hayes said Smash Mouth felt very good from the stage.

ZZ Top was also among the names who withdrew, however, tribute band ZZ3 played instead.

Footage from the event saw swathes of unmasked punters ignoring social distancing protocols.

Hayes added comments about the "endless hours" spent to ensure the concert happened as safely as possible and "we are very happy with the outcome".

The band has had nothing to say in regards to the present on social media, with practically 100% of its latest tweets being sports-related.

This year's festival, which is one of the largest events held in the USA since the pandemic began, according to CNN, still drew thousands of people despite the novel coronavirus pandemic, and photos and videos of Smash Mouth's concert showed hundreds of fans gathering with little social distancing.

With per week nonetheless to go in the occasion, the Sturgis rally has already develop into famend for internet hosting maybe the most important mask-free crowds in the nation because the pandemic started - regardless of a survey of area people residents displaying that 62% needed town to postpone the occasion. "Especially during the weeks of increased motorcycle traffic surrounding the Sturgis rally, increased impaired driving enforcement with our partners around the state can help protect all motorists". "Harleys in every single place, masks nowhere", learn the headline on KOTA's website.

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