If there is one thing we can count on “Florida Man” for, besides spicing up our news cycle, is getting behind some noteworthy causes. Florida Man’s latest cause: Get Smash Mouth to play at an abandoned hotel.
The ‘All-Star’ rockers have been making news lately due to all of remixes that have been popping up. Whether it’s every song remixed to have ‘All-Star’ in it, or the super out-of-sync All-Star mashup, Smash Mouth’s light just never seems to fade. The fans haven’t forgotten, and Florida Man sure hasn’t forgotten either.
Julio Brouwer is desperate to set up a Smash Mouth show in the dark, terrifying City Inn Hotel — an empty building in the heart of Miami. He’s gone so far as to start a Facebook event for the show, which he hopes will take place on July 17, 2017. Brouwer is an unashamed Smash Mouth fan:
“Ever since a little movie called Mystery Men came out, I was intrigued by this band,” he said. “I thought: Is this ska? Turned out it wasn’t — apparently it was far from it, but it was apparently not something I could openly like around music elitist friends. So now, as an adult, all that music from the early ’00s I was shamed into not being able to enjoy I openly parade my fandom. Its not ironic, more on the campy side of the spectrum.”
When reached for comment, Smash Mouth had this to say…
Following Limp Bizkit’s would-be gas station performance before it, what is this latest trend of getting 2000s bands to play random music venues? Either way, I am on board. Who else would you see come back to play a set at a random?