Do you miss live concerts as much as I do?
There's some progress being made, and we may be able to attend a live show in the coming months.
Saturday night in Barcelona, a concert was held with a capacity of 5,000 people. As you can see from the pictures, there was no social distancing, but everyone is wearing a mask.
Several precautions were taken prior to the show. Every audience member had to be tested for the virus. Attendees received test results in about 15 minutes.
This is not the first live gathering that they've experimented with in Spain. Back in December, 1,000 people gathered in a 1,600-seat venue using the same protocols. When test results from the show came back in January, there was a zero infection rate.
Venues have also been working on better ventilation systems so that we can eventually return to indoor shows.
You can read more here.
As vaccinations continue around the world, the live music industry is preparing for its return, and Saturday night in Barcelona one of the first major steps was taken toward a mass gathering event. Organizers called upon Spanish rock band Love of Lesbian to headline a concert that was also viewed as a Covid-19 experiment.
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