Dave Mustaine apparently has some thoughts on wearing masks.
During Megadeth's concert Wednesday in Camden, New Jersey, Mustaine introduced the closing song "Holy Wars...The Punishment Due" by remarking how good it felt to be back playing for a crowd.
"Look around, you guys...look how wonderful this is," Mustaine said. "We're all here together...We're not freaking out, and we're not yelling at people, 'Wear your f***ing mask.'"
In fan-shot footage of the show, which is streaming now on YouTube, you can hear members of the crowd respond in applause and cheers while someone yells "F*** Joe Biden!" and "USA! USA!"
Mustaine then added, "It starts with this kind of a sensation that we've built right now, when you feel together, when you feel like [there's] strength in numbers. We feel like we are invincible. People will not be able to stop us."
He continued, "Right now, what's going on is tyranny. This is called tyranny. Look it up when you get home. And tyranny isn't only in government. Tyranny right now is in the schools and tyranny is in the medical business."
In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, especially given this summer's rise of the Delta variant, the CDC currently advises "universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status." The CDC also recommends public indoor mask wearing for non-vaccinated individuals, and for vaccinated individuals in an "area of substantial or high transmission."
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