The artist appeared at one of the first full capacity shows in Jacksonville since the pandemic began.
Along with many other luxury items that had to be disrupted with the pandemic outbreak, concerts and other music-centric spaces seem to be what people look forward to the most. Efforts to introduce mass vaccination in the US suggest that the summer is about to be pretty exciting.
Although the possibility of a summer outdoors is music for many, the common understanding is that the pandemic is not over yet. Masks are still required in most places and thousands of new cases are occurring every day. Based on the crowd at one of the first full capacity shows in Florida since COVID-19, Machine Gun Kelly appears to be on the other side of the problem.
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Hundreds of people lined up outside a Jacksonville venue to watch the artists from Tickets to My Downfall put on a sold out, full capacity show on Friday, April 23rd. The concert marks the return of full capacity live music events in over a year.
“We have hosted more than 25 live AEW shows at Daily’s Place and drive-in concerts over the past year, and we look forward to the return of a full house for live music,” said Chad Johnson, a representative for Bold Events, said in a prepared statement.
One concert goer, Aliyah Holmes, said she and her friends had driven 15 hours from Michigan to attend the concert. “I’ve got my masks and things, I’ve got my hand sanitizer,” said Holmes.
Another concert goer, Atlanta nurse Brianna Daly, said she didn’t mind wearing a mask. “I’m a nurse myself, so I don’t mind wearing a mask. I wear a mask 13 hours a day, ”said Daly. Face covers were encouraged but not required, and all concessions were cashless. Hand disinfectant was also available on site.
While the cautionary methods were applied, many asked the question of how realistic social distancing in the room could really be. What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments.