Great White with singer Mitch Malloy play concert in North Dakota with no social distancing restrictions

Great White with singer Mitch Malloy play concert in North Dakota with no social distancing restrictions

While the United States of America continuing to establish record daily highs in the amount of Covid-19 cases, and masks in public places mandatory in many other countries, Great White fronted by singer Mitch Malloy and featuring band founder / guitarist Mark Kendall performed a concert in Dickinson, North Dakota, USA on July 9, 2020 where social distancing was apparently not implemented. The concert was part of the First On First: Dickinson Summer Nights series and was held in downtown Dickinson.

Great White’s setlist on July 9, 2020 (as per setlist.fm):
01. Desert Moon
02. Lady Red Light
03. I’m Alright
04. Face The Day
05. The Angel Song
06. House of Broken Love
07. Big Goodbye
08. Big Time
09. Can’t Shake It
10. Save Your Love
11. Rock Me
12. Once Bitten Twice Shy

Wearing masks and social distancing at the event was apparently left to the discretion of the concert attendees and based on the video footage of the concert via YouTube, the majority of the concert attendees opted not to wear masks and ignore any social distancing guidelines. In an interview with The Dickinson Press, Odd Fellows event organizer Amy Getz was quoted as saying: “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.”

Getz also indicated that for people 21 years of age and older, “We do have a brand-new VIP area… It gets you closer access to the stage, it gets you complimentary food from Blue 42, and it gives people access to a private bar which has beer, wine and mixed drinks. There were also meet and greets with the bands, at the B2 lounge before they perform; it will only be some bands but not every band.”

According to CNN statistics today, the United States of America leads the world with the most amount of Covid-19 cases with 3,243,961; the highest amounts of Covid-19 related death with 134,740; the third highest amount of Covid-19 per 100,000 people with 992 (behind Chile and Peru) for the top 20 countries with the most Covid-19 cases; and, the fifth highest amount of Covid-19 related deaths per 100,000 people with 41 (behind the UK, Spain, Italy and France) for the top 20 countries with the most Covid-19 cases.

In another CNN article posted today, “Only five states saw a decrease of at least 10% in average new daily cases over the past week. And the US set a record for the highest single day of new cases for the second time this week with 66,627 cases on Friday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.”

Great White performing in Dickinson, North Dakota, USA on July 9, 2020:

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