Well, much like the band admitted in 2001, Smash Mouth is not the sharpest tool in the shed.
The band headlined a music festival and motorcycle rally in Sturgis, South Dakota, this weekend, and was criticised heavily on social media after the fact for not adhering to CDC guidelines as the pandemic rages on in the US.
Sturgis Buffalo Chip is a multiday festival that attracts hundreds of thousands of people each year and offers attendees everything from bike and stunt shows, shopping, live music and various events, according to its website.
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Smash Mouth was one of several bands — including Trapt, Buckcherry, Drowning Pool, Night Ranger, Reverend Horton Heat, Lit, 38 Special, Quiet Riot, and Big Skillet — to play at the festival this year, but went viral on Monday for its Sunday night performance.
Photos and videos from the band’s performance indicated that most of the attendees were not wearing masks or adhering to social distancing guidelines. Frontman Steve Harwell even shouts to the crowd at one point, “Now, we’re all here together tonight ... Fuck that COVID shit!”
HuffPost has reached out to the band for comment.
The event’s page on Black Hills & Badlands Tourism Association’s website indicates that the venue had signs posted “at all entry points and gathering areas reminding guests to remain socially distant, encouraging...