We had reported previously that Great White put on a show in Dickinson, ND and that there were no masks or social distancing taking place.
Well on July 26th, singer Mitch Malloy took to Facebook to post a picture of 3 women wearing masks and captioned it saying, “Front row Great White show @first_on_first in my home town of Dickinson ND. Fake news said no masks no social distancing. I keep saying otherwise and this pic proves my point. I never apologized. And never will. It was an awesome gig at my good buddies festival for my hometown crowd.”
Great White fan Steven Peterson had told CNN otherwise, saying “They definitely were crowding the stage up there. I think upfront, you know how it is, a couple of beers and they’re ready to rock.
“I would say the percentage of people wearing masks, I would say maybe 5%. There were some people wearing masks, but not many,” Peterson said.
A few days after the concert, Great White’s publicist released a statement to Blabbermouth.net saying, “We assure you that we worked with the Promoter. North Dakota’s government recommends masks be worn, however, we are not in a position to enforce the laws. We have had the luxury of hindsight and we would like to apologize to those who disagree with our decision to fulfill our contractual agreement. The Promoter and staff were nothing but professional and assured us of the safety precautions. Our intent was simply to perform our gig, outside, in a welcoming, small town. We value the health and safety of each and every one of our fans, as well as our American and global community. We are far from perfect.”