New Year, New Ways of Going to Concerts and Festivals

It’s almost a new year! Okay, real talk. Are festivals in 2021 going to happen? I know a lot of companies lost money last summer and everyone is itching to get their dancing shoes on. Someone asked me the other day how long it had been since I had been to a concert and I was sad to say, my last concert was in March. 

We’ve talked a few times about options to get festivals back up and running. This can range from drive ins to the pod experience that Relentless Beats has been working on in Arizona. These are all viable options to get these companies making some money and get us out there dancing.

But now here’s the next question. Should masks be required? What about temperature checks? Would you be willing to get tested upon arrival to the festival? What about vaccination records in order to get a ticket? I’m not saying these are the routes everyone is going to take and I’m not getting into the politics behind masks and the vaccine, but are these options? I think we really need to think about what we are willing to do to get live music rolling again. 2021 is going to be so different than 2020. Hopefully, the new year will bring new opportunities to us. But we’ve got to have an open mind if concerts and festivals are going to come back.

What are your thoughts? Would you be willing to have your temperature taken to attend? Would you provide immunization records to purchase your ticket? I am still thinking about these things because honestly, I have no idea what the new year will bring. I’m hoping live music is back but I know personally, I won’t attend if I don’t feel safe. 

Be on the lookout for more information regarding these questions. At The Festival Voice, we are all about sharing your opinions with festival and concert organizers. We want your voices to be heard. And we will be doing just that in the new year. This post was really just a thought-provoking post to get you thinking about the measures you would want in place in order to feel safe at a festival. 

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