Smash Mouth concert: The world is suffering through the global pandemic that has led to the deaths of lakhs of people, infecting crores all around the world. It is the biggest and the worst calamity and misfortune the world has gone through in recent decades.
After thousands of people gathered for the Smash Mouth’s concert on August 9 which they performed as part of the Sturgis Motorcycle rally which was a 10-day event. The first coronavirus death has been recorded which is linked with Smash Mouth’s recent concert. Despite of the ongoing Covid-19 global pandemic, the main rules and procedures for the event were not taken care of. Thousands of people were crowded without a mask and did not follow social distancing.
Smash Mouth lead Steve Harwell announced to the crowd, “We’re all here together tonight! Fuck that COVID shit!” His remarks led to the outrage and attracted critics blaming the group for the negligence of the safety procedures. The must requirements of social distancing and mask-wearing were neglected by the crowd, had led to the rise of hundreds of new coronavirus cases.
There was less backlash for the artists who performed on the same motorcycle event which included Kenny Wayne Shephard, Buckcherry, and Trapt. The main focus of backlash by the people was mainly centralized on Smash Mouth due to the rash and careless comments made during the concert by the group.
The first coronavirus patient who died after attending the rally was from Minnesota. The State Health Department had confirmed that the man was in his 60s and suffering from a few health problems. There are hundreds of coronavirus cases that have been reported in the US states which are traced back to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
Ever since the increase in the cases, Smash Mouth has been receiving hate mails with many handwritten notes and broken CDs.