Will Live Shows Return in 2021?

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  1. Hydr0

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    I hope so! It seems we are a step closer, some very positive news on a vaccine trial today, test results beat expectations. This morning, equity and oil markets are up big based on the news. Could the world eventually return to normal next year? Seems there might be a flicker light appearing at the end of this dark tunnel we've been traveling through. :)

    https://www.pfizer.com/news/press-r...d-biontech-announce-vaccine-candidate-against
     
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    Yep vaccine will get us back towards normal.
    ...until the next virus!
     
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    Hopefully, we learned from this one and we'll be better prepared for the next one.
     
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    Yes, the recent announcements ensured everything be ok now. It was all a bad dream.
     
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    still a long way to go, but i'll take the positive developments as they happen, let's hope the course continues
     
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    Ignore the man behind the curtain...
     
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    Don’t know about the rest of the world, but here in the US, gut feeling is only very tiny gigs and only in certain places. I talked with another large sound company and his feelings were the same as mine - sound needs will return very slowly, and not for bands. We both feel it’s going to be a couple years to see any resemblance to people being able to go to a concert. I sincerely hope I’m wrong.

    The following is NOT a political statement. It’s just the reality that our future leaders want a national mask mandate, and I’m pretty sure that will include social distancing to go with it. If that’s the case, how are concerts going to work? My wife told me yesterday that she heard somewhere that major artists are not booking 2021, they’re booking 2022. Nice. Thank you COVID.
     
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    Yep.. Things are not remotely under control, yet. I doubt there will be serious consideration about bringing huge gatherings back, until they have this on its last leg. And that's the only sensible option. Things are spreading from Weddings of 100 people, crowds of thousands could be very bad.

    And I've done music for weddings this year. Once dinner ends, not a single one of them have had the majority wear masks after that. People aren't taking it seriously. I'm being as safe as possible, while still honoring my commitments that were made a year prior.

    I'm still gigging in small events of 100 or less with guitar, too. But people are acting more sensibly in these. Keeping their distance better.
     
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    I suspect a combination of rolling out a vaccine and hopefully an increase in coordination to get better testing and contact tracing and, dare I say it, more universal mask wearing, will allow small indoor gigs to start up sometime by mid-year. I doubt much sooner because it's gonna take a good long time to roll all of this stuff out. But big indoor concerts, I think those are the last things to come back. Those are the super-spreaders and I think the virus will have to be WELL under control before those come back and things get pretty much back to whatever "normal" is gonna look like.
     
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    My guess is next summer at the soonest.
     
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    I agree that's the soonest we can hope for. We've made it over half a year now, so we should be able to hang on as long as we need to.
     
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    Assuming that there are any venues left by the time this is all over, or it might just be listening to each other busking to earn a crust...
     
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    There has been live shows the whole COVID around here.
     
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    I'm glad I don't need to make a living that way. Still, it sucks to be grounded for this long, especially having invested so much time and money getting a band off the ground. Oh well, everyone I know is healthy so count your blessings. I had some excavating done in my yard this weekend. The guy who did it said his regular job is doing lighting for concerts and performing arts productions. He's been out of work since March. So he is living off side hustles, like renting out his backhoe on Craigslist, and doing odd jobs. I gave him a pretty big tip.
     
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    Probably not.
    It's gonna take time, a lot of time, to immunize the population...of earth. Absent that, the effect of any vaccine is tenuous.

    And, despite the encouraging news this morning, there isn't a vaccine yet.

    Let me put it this way: I wouldn't work a show in a contagious environment. I don't know many who would.
     
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    We need to continue to figure out safe ways to do things. Drive in shows, like drive in movies could work but again, it's a matter of whether people can manage to act responsibly. Live streams and such can work too, and in some ways may be superior to regular venues/concerts.

    The thing that is the problem is that we all grew up with the idea that when you go see music, you can act as insanely as you like. Drink what you want, smoke what you want, get sweaty in a pit of your equally sweaty bros, look for someone of the opposite sex who has the same tattoos and is at least as drunk...

    Pretty hard to have a safe concert when people are used to that.
     
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