Attention USA, Live Music is Back
Don’t look now, but some of the biggest acts in live music are starting the summer tours! That’s right, concerts are back in the United States, and in a safe and manageable way. What seemed like a fantasy just a few months back has become a reality – it’s time to party down on the lawn or in the stands of your favorite band’s concert.
But concerts aren’t going to be 100% like they were before the pandemic. COVID is very much still ongoing, which means that while you can be a little relaxed about your personal hygiene with regard to covid, you should still be aware of the risks.
On top of that, concerts are not local events, meaning that people from other parts of your state or the country may be coming to the concert. While some states, particularly states in the northeast, vaccination rates are high, in other states, particularly in the south, they are quite low. Despite an abundance of vaccines, many are reluctant to take them.
Because of these factors, it’s important to be a little precautious when you attend a concert this summer. Some previous behaviors that were acceptable at concerts pre-COVID are no longer safe, such as sharing food or drinks with strangers, or getting too close to strangers while dancing.
But that shouldn’t deter you from having the time of your life at your first show. Once the lights go down and the roar of the crowd sweeps over the concert space, you’ll get that special concert feeling that you so desperately yearned for.
It can’t hurt to mind your surroundings and maybe take the stairs into the pool instead of jump right in. You’ll have a rocking time no matter what. The first notes will be the sweetest, we guarantee it.