NME - Thousands of fans gathered in Sturgis, South Dakota at the weekend to watch Smash Mouth in concert despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The show on Sunday (August 9) was part of this year’s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, a 10-day festival estimated to attract 250,000 motorcycle enthusiasts.
See footage of the concert below, which includes Smash Mouth frontman Steve Harwell remarking at one point: “We’re all here together tonight! Fuck that COVID shit!”
Hell yeah brother! That's what I'm talking about. Nature is healing! That's how you get back to real life with authority. You get on your hog, travel to South Dakota with 250,000 of your closest friends, and you rock out to Smash Mouth baby!
....God dammit we are doomed. It doesn't matter that we didn't have sports from March to August, that college football is about to be canceled, that we still can't go inside restaurants in New York City. That we are banned from traveling to 95% of countries around the world. None of it matters. Because people have to go see god damn Smash Mouth. Not even Puddle of Mudd. Not even Nickelback. SMASH MOUTH!
Maybe this is the way to go after all. Maybe there's no point in trying. We're still getting 50,000 new cases a day and creeping up on 200,000 deaths in the USA alone. Maybe we should just open it all back up, see Smash Mouth and LIT and Buckcherry and if we die, we die. Nobody fucking cares. And you know who is to blame? This fucking kid.
Feel like that video was 7 years ago at this point. God damn, but maybe he was right.