FOZZY, hard rock act led by pro westler Chris Jericho, played a show this past Saturday (August 8) at The Original in Minot, ND, an indoors venue.
Various health precautions were taken by the venue, including limiting capacity to 50%, handing out masks and taking patrons temperatures at the door and placing hand sanitizer stations throughout the room, although according to a photo from the show (see below), many fans were not following social distancing guidelines.
During a recent livestream, Jericho defended band’s decision to perform during COVID-19 pandemic, saying: “The reason why the shows have happened is because these states of North Dakota and South Dakota have low COVID cases, less than 1000 in both states, I think Florida had 9000 today alone.
“North Dakota has been reporting a daily case load between low 100s, however there has been a spike in recent days, with 181 new cases reported yesterday. South Dakota is averaging 100 cases a day, so relatively low.”