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Footage Emerges Of Trapt Performing “Headstrong” During Last Weekend’s Set At The 2020 ‘Sturgis Rally’


This past Sunday, August 09th, Trapt performed a show at the annual ‘Sturgis Rally‘ in Sturgis, SD. That event, which is expected to draw some 250,000 attendees through the week, will be host to numerous other bands in the coming days, including Drowning Pool, Lit, Quiet Riot and more. This year’s rally has proven to been a controversial one given its lack of social distancing and mask guidelines for attendees, despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The Sturgis, SD city council voted earlier this summer to instead modify certain aspects of the rally and set guidelines in place regarding PPE and social distancing for staff, business owners and vendors. While Trapt are no stranger to controversy given their divisive frontman Chris Taylor Brown, the band’s set at the rally made headlines in part for a different reason. Thanks to a fan photo (see below), various sites ran reports of Trapt being unable to draw a crowd at the event.

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Trapt themselves would go on to dispute these reports on Twitter, sharing shots of their own from the performance:

The band would also further state that the above picture that was circulated was taken during the first song of the set:

Since playing the show, footage of Trapt performing their traditional set closer “Headstrong” during their set at the “Sturgis Rally‘ has emerged online and can be seen below:

The band have also defended their performance on social media, claiming to have performed for some 4,000 to 5,000 people during their set.

The group also further clarified their viewpoints on the potential for a COVID-19 related outbreak due to the show and COVID-19 in general: