Believe it or not, Smash Mouth still exists. Even more shockingly, the brand most famous for All-Star apparently has fans willing to risk death just to see them perform. The pop-rock group performed over the weekend at South Dakota’s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, which was estimated to tip the scale at 250,000 attendees over its 10-day span. Suffice to say, late on Sunday when the band took to the stage, the old social distancing measures weren’t exactly adhered to.
Here is a brighter video to see all the people (credit KOTATV) pic.twitter.com/P7XW46BLiS
— Connor Matteson (@mattesontv) August 10, 2020
Despite the event claiming that it would follow social distancing guidelines and other COVID-19 preventative measures, video has emerged of the concern and it doesn’t look good. Most of the attendees are maskless, not distancing and disproportionately into Smash Mouth, which to be fair is not a crime, but certainly frowned upon. In the video posted by local TV station KOTA journalist Connor Matteson, Smash Mouth frontman Steve Harwell can be heard saying “We’re all here together tonight! F*ck that COVID shit!”.
It’s not the only debauchery happening at the festival. According to reports, over a 24 hour period, police made 84 arrests relating to driving under the influence or other drug-related charges. In fact, there have already been 18 crashes. It appears the impending risk of death hasn’t even stopped sellers from cashing in. CBS News is reporting that vendors are hocking “I survived corona” t-shirts at the festival, confirming that Smash Mouth fans really aren’t the sharpest tools in the shed.
At least we still have this guy.