Great White are famous for writing the song "Once Bitten, Twice Shy." They made headlines in 2003, when they played a small club in Rhode Island and brought arena-level pyrotechnics, setting the place on fire, resulting in the death of 100 people. This same band decided it was a great idea to play this past Thursday night, July 9th, in Dickinson, North Dakota with no social distancing restrictions in place.
In an interview with The Dickinson Press, an event coordinator for the venue, April Getz, told the paper "We do not have restrictions, believe it or not, we don't have any. It's one of those things where if people feel comfortable coming down and mixing and mingling, that's their personal choice. We're leaving it up to everybody that chooses to attend."
North Dakota has reported over 4,000 cases of coronavirus with 87 deaths so far.
Would you potentially expose yourself to coronavirus to go see Great White?
Footage has surfaced of the event:
On Friday, hundreds of musicians implored metal fans to wear masks, arguing no masks, no shows – and stuff like this is only going to delay "getting back to normal."