Travis McCready plays the first indoor concert since the COVID-19 shutdown

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Earlier this month, it was announced that – in various parts of the country, with a premature and almost certainly premature reopening – the first indoor concert since the pandemic closed would take place in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Travis McCready, Bishop Gunn’s leader, was to perform an acoustic performance according to the guidelines for social distancing: the capacity of the TempleLive theater increased from 1000 to a little over 200, seats separated into “fan pods”, compulsory masks for all employees and participants, disinfection across the site, etc.

Of course, we all fail to go to the shows, and of course, the McCready show raised a few eyebrows. He also encountered some speed bumps. Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson said the show was taking place too soon and did not meet Ministry of Health standards, and his office said it would issue a cease and desist order ” stop the concert completely. Finally, McCready’s concert was postponed for a few days and made adjustments to receive state approval. Now tonight is on.

So: What does a concert look like during the coronavirus pandemic? Fans must take their temperature at the entrance, while staff disinfect and wipe down the railings and surfaces. Lists of rules are placed under the cleaning bottles. Urinals and seats are cordoned off to keep people separated enough, while symbols on the floor remind people to stay six feet apart. The place has its own brand masks available. Below, you can see excerpts from the sets of McCready and the premiere of Lauren Brown, as well as photos from the evening. And then you can decide for yourself: if this is what all live concerts will look like for the foreseeable future, how excited are you to go back to seeing music?

CREDIT: Kevin Mazur / Getty Images

CREDIT: Kevin Mazur / Getty

CREDIT: Kevin Mazur / Getty Images

CREDIT: Kevin Mazur / Getty Images

CREDIT: Kevin Mazur / Getty Images

CREDIT: Kevin Mazur / Getty Images

CREDIT: Kevin Mazur / Getty Images

CREDIT: Kevin Mazur / Getty Images



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