How do you feel about attending live music events in 2021?

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Just wanted to gauge people's attitudes to gigs etc at the moment

would a nit be nice? (NickB), Tuesday, 23 February 2021 13:39 (four months ago) link

Not planning on anything until 2023, tbh

flamboyant goon tie included, Tuesday, 23 February 2021 14:08 (four months ago) link

There was a controlled test event in Utrecht last weekend. They allowed 500 people to enjoy a stand-up/theatre kind of thing. Triage at the entrance, all 500 people had been tested just before the event. They had separated paths to go in and out of the theatre etc. One person (they signed up voluntarily) turned out to have covid afterwards anyway.

That's most certainly not the way I want to go to the theatre. I've two tix to see Oranssi Pazuzu this May, I think I got them last summer when things looked a bit more up and better? I'm sure it'll be cancelled again. I for one will not be seeing them in May, regardless. That will indeed be '22, '23 at the earliest, for me personally.

A Scampo Darkly (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 23 February 2021 14:33 (four months ago) link

I get my 1st vaccine on Thursday so expect to be moshing by late March.

Seriously though, I hope to see some live music in some (controlled) form before the end of 2021. Hoping for almost normal gigs during 2022.

stirmonster, Tuesday, 23 February 2021 14:35 (four months ago) link

xpost Did they determine if there was any spread among the 500, or just that one person tested positive?

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 23 February 2021 14:47 (four months ago) link

If I can get vaccinated along with the people with whom I spend time, then I would definitely go

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Tuesday, 23 February 2021 14:49 (four months ago) link

xp They tested positive two days after the event, so he was there when he already had it. I think it's too early to tell if he transmitted it.

A Scampo Darkly (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 23 February 2021 15:04 (four months ago) link

Have a ticket to see Nits in Amsterdam in April, which I *was* pretty excited about, fairly certain that I'm not gonna be able to do it as there's a flight ban from the UK and quarantining for 10 days seems mandatory.

If anyone Netherlanders want my ticket hmu :)

Maresn3st, Tuesday, 23 February 2021 15:29 (four months ago) link

Aww man, shame! Cannot believe that will actually go through. Though they're trying their utmost (two shows on one day w/ 250 max visitors I see... if it's allowed that is)

A Scampo Darkly (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 23 February 2021 15:35 (four months ago) link

I don't really feel like this will even be an issue for most of us in the US for most of 2021. We're still pretty far away from that being as consideration, it seems.

I was thrown the other day when I saw a King Gizzard tweet about merch at their upcoming shows, before I remembered they are in Australia where that is a thing again!

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 23 February 2021 15:37 (four months ago) link

I'm still very much in "wait and see" mode. I certainly can't imagine anything until close to the end of the year, but the government may well fuck it up again so badly I won't risk it until 2022. It also depends on vaccination, how long that takes to come through for most people, and how long it takes for me to be eligible.

I am chatting to a local DIY venue/studio about the improvements to accessibility that they're making during downtime and that's made gigging seem a bit more like a real thing that might happen in the future, but anxiety and caution are still primary in my brain.

emil.y, Tuesday, 23 February 2021 15:53 (four months ago) link

I'd go if the venue limited the attendees and mandated masks
not sure how financially viable this would be though for the venues / bands

calstars, Tuesday, 23 February 2021 15:54 (four months ago) link

I don't really feel like this will even be an issue for most of us in the US for most of 2021. We're still pretty far away from that being as consideration, it seems.

Yeah, where is 2021 a real possibility beyond AU/NZ, and maybe elsewhere in the APAC region?

stuck in the version layer (morrisp), Tuesday, 23 February 2021 15:56 (four months ago) link

The Met Opera is planning a normal season! I saw in the Washington Post this weekend that at the current pace of vaccinations, the US could reach herd immunity by October. That date would be moved up if the pace of vaccinations increase, as it better damn should.

Mosholu Porkway (Boring, Maryland), Tuesday, 23 February 2021 16:15 (four months ago) link

A few Virginia clubs not far from Washington DC have been having indoor gigs with less capacity and masks required at door. That’s legal. I have chosen NOT to go to any of these, especially since I saw some Instagram stories where folks looked too close together and with no masks. Those clubs don’t seem to be complying with the law.

Maybe next year for me

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 23 February 2021 16:21 (four months ago) link

im not going to voluntarily occupy indoor space with anyone outside my household bubble under any circumstances until we get our 2nd jabs, whether its this summer or fall or next year or w/e. but as soon as thats done i look forward to going back out to shows, with mask.

many of the clubs and venues in my area have permanently shuttered in the last year though, so im wondering how long it will take to get back the live music/nightlife infrastructure that existed locally pre-covid.

nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Tuesday, 23 February 2021 16:27 (four months ago) link

I find it so hard to think about stuff like this when it all just really depends on how successful we are at containing the virus through vaccinations and other measures. I can't make any predictions for what will happen in the next 10 months, so I will hope for the best and make decisions based on the situational reality.

jaymc, Tuesday, 23 February 2021 16:31 (four months ago) link

Like, as long as the virus is still infecting thousands of people in the U.S. each day, and less than 10% of the population is fully vaccinated, I have no interest in going anywhere besides the grocery store. But once that changes, I'll reconsider.

jaymc, Tuesday, 23 February 2021 16:34 (four months ago) link

OTM. If my kids are back in school in the fall, I’ll consider it a win. If we’re able to gather with family for T’giving & Xmas, it’s icing on the cake. Everything else beyond essential shopping feels further away.

stuck in the version layer (morrisp), Tuesday, 23 February 2021 16:55 (four months ago) link

I expect to attend and play some outdoor jazz gigs in the spring/summer, with audiences sitting at tables on a patio. Maybe some other outdoor situations.

Not expecting or interested in indoor shows until vaccines have been generally available, at least.

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 23 February 2021 17:18 (four months ago) link

definitely ready to go back to classical concerts this fall.

skip, Tuesday, 23 February 2021 17:21 (four months ago) link

I am too old now to attend any further live music events. I'd rather be home with some soup, pretty much invariably at this point. It's too damn loud! Among other things.

Adoration of the Mogwai (Deflatormouse), Tuesday, 23 February 2021 17:26 (four months ago) link

I'm planning on traveling starting in July, so maybe a (masked) gig by the fall? At that point, everyone who wants the vaccine should have received it, the open question is that enough for herd immunity and the wild card will be mutations.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Tuesday, 23 February 2021 21:36 (four months ago) link

Re: Oranssi, just got an e-mail from the venue saying it's been postponed to May 2022. So yeah.

A Scampo Darkly (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 08:00 (four months ago) link

fuck live music in 2021 is how i feel

eisimpleir (crüt), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 08:24 (four months ago) link

I was thrown the other day when I saw a King Gizzard tweet about merch at their upcoming shows, before I remembered they are in Australia where that is a thing again!

Gigs barely stopped for a couple of months in some states, that eg had 6 deaths by April and none since.

(908 have died in the country - 820 in one state, nearly all of those in aged care homes.)

im not going to voluntarily occupy indoor space with anyone outside my household bubble under any circumstances until we get our 2nd jabs, whether its this summer or fall or next year or w/e. but as soon as thats done i look forward to going back out to shows, with mask.

I find it so hard to think about stuff like this when it all just really depends on how successful we are at containing the virus through vaccinations and other measures. I can't make any predictions for what will happen in the next 10 months, so I will hope for the best and make decisions based on the situational reality.

I get a 2nd jab in 32 hours. Even if there were any gigs to go to, there's still the possibility of carrying and transmitting the virus, especially a mutation, especially an unknown mutation. I expect to be double-masking in the grocery store for months, probably masking in public all year, and not expecting music in public to even happen.

(Even though research is looking good that vaxed folk are vanishingly low-risk for spreading, to do anything against the normalising of masks is cuntacular.)

stilt in the wings (sic), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 08:34 (four months ago) link

I haven't been inside anywhere that isn't my house since last September and don't see that changing any time soon, but do still think music outside in the summer could be a possibility.

English govt saying clubs could be open there by June 21st seems very far fetched currently.

stirmonster, Wednesday, 24 February 2021 11:13 (four months ago) link

well, guess who is having very heated discussions re this summers festival season with his 17 year old son.
he hits 18 2 days before the lockdown is totally released in the UK.
the first festival on his list is in July.
personally i don't think festivals should happen this summer at all, but i am an overly cautious 53 yr old parent who see things differently to a young'un who is desperate to do stuff (which is totally understandable ... )
oh, happy days.

mark e, Wednesday, 24 February 2021 15:58 (four months ago) link

i don't know how much financial support the uk government are giving to venues and promoters (if any), but i'm guessing that once they're given legal clearance to proceed with business then any support is likely to be withdrawn so part of me really wants people to start going to gigs and festivals just to support them. and i'd definitely be happy to go and watch something in a half empty field, not sure i'm ready for an indoor venue though. maybe this will change once i've had the vax

would a nit be nice? (NickB), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 16:27 (four months ago) link

2 days before the lockdown is totally released in the UK

Data not Dates

my shear modulus is weakening (Matt #2), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 16:31 (four months ago) link

personally i don't think festivals should happen this summer at all

i'm not sure they will. i know there are some who are on the cusp of announcing they will roll over until 2022.

stirmonster, Wednesday, 24 February 2021 16:32 (four months ago) link

Curious what needs to happen for people to go back to shows. Personally vaccinated? Vaccinated + x% of population vaccinated? Vaccinations and mandatory masks? Never again?

bulb after bulb, Wednesday, 24 February 2021 16:38 (four months ago) link

Community spread would have to be very low for months, and live venues open for enough time to be sure no transmission flare-ups (in addition to vaccines having been long since available to anyone who wants them).

stuck in the version layer (morrisp), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 16:52 (four months ago) link

Certain artists almost sure to have 50%+ covidiots in the audience, no TG/NWW-related shows for me for a start.

my shear modulus is weakening (Matt #2), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 17:02 (four months ago) link

no TG/NWW-related shows for me for a start.

are TG/NWW fans more likely to be covidiots?

stirmonster, Wednesday, 24 February 2021 17:17 (four months ago) link

Lot of magical/conspiracy bollocks in that scene from my experience, I may be maligning them however.

my shear modulus is weakening (Matt #2), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 17:35 (four months ago) link

I

stirmonster, Wednesday, 24 February 2021 18:39 (four months ago) link

I am not overly surprised to hear that tbh. There has always been a disappointingly high % of contrarian idiots in that world.

stirmonster, Wednesday, 24 February 2021 18:40 (four months ago) link

just dropping in to answer the OP

no, fuck no, hell to the no, no

maybe 2022

Überschadenfreude (sleeve), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 18:43 (four months ago) link

Reading/Leeds seems eager to have a go this year? o_O

Leeds has Liam Gallagher headlining so it might be a ploy to crash test his fans first idk

A Scampo Darkly (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 18:55 (four months ago) link

Ian Brown more suitable surely?

my shear modulus is weakening (Matt #2), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 18:57 (four months ago) link

champagne superrona

would a nit be nice? (NickB), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 19:02 (four months ago) link

Lol

The Ballad of Mel Cooley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 22:52 (four months ago) link

Cigarettes and Hydroxychloroquine

henry s, Wednesday, 24 February 2021 23:23 (four months ago) link

Papers here managing expectations in a responsible manner

https://i.imgur.com/FrSJOO2.jpg

jammy mcnullity (wins), Thursday, 25 February 2021 11:31 (four months ago) link

by July, most over 40s should have had both doses so maybe headline could be changed to "Festivals are back for the 40+"? ;-)

a ridiculous paper with ridiculously poor and irresponsible reporting.

stirmonster, Thursday, 25 February 2021 16:28 (four months ago) link

What is this... “both”... doses idk sounds fake, everyone in the country will be done by June is what I’m hearing

jammy mcnullity (wins), Thursday, 25 February 2021 16:32 (four months ago) link

i wouldn't have thought it logistically possible for everyone in the UK to have had both doses by June but hey, what do i know?

stirmonster, Thursday, 25 February 2021 17:52 (four months ago) link

but, GTF with your sounds fake.

stirmonster, Thursday, 25 February 2021 17:57 (four months ago) link

i wouldn't have thought it logistically possible for everyone in the UK to have had both doses by June but hey, what do i know?

― stirmonster,

this.
glad to be wrong of course ..

(that said, i suspect bojo is going to make sure that this one aspect goes to plan as it will guarantee him power excelsis forever.)

mark e, Thursday, 25 February 2021 18:13 (four months ago) link

i get my 2nd dose May 27th. 66% of population still to get 1st dose. I'm not a betting person but odds here must be very long.

stirmonster, Thursday, 25 February 2021 18:21 (four months ago) link

xp I was mocking the prevalent attitude, as typified by that front page, in which the very concept of a second dose seems to have been written out of existence altogether, and as long as “all adults have been offered the vaccine” by June mass events are back back back baby. This is not my attitude.

jammy mcnullity (wins), Thursday, 25 February 2021 18:24 (four months ago) link

ok. apologies. i missed the nuance. all good!

stirmonster, Thursday, 25 February 2021 18:30 (four months ago) link

To answer the thread question: “Somewhat apprehensive. Ask me again in September.”

We’re Up All Night To Get Lochte (Raymond Cummings), Thursday, 25 February 2021 18:31 (four months ago) link

If you offered me tickets to like say an outdoor Chic concert in August I would probably take them tbh

People at Chic concerts are unusually good with personal space tho imo

If you offered me tickets to go down the Villa tomorrow I'd snap your hand off

hiroyoshi tins in (Sgt. Biscuits), Thursday, 25 February 2021 18:35 (four months ago) link

surprised by Americans’ pessimism itt, you guys have a boatload of super effective vaccines and are on pace to be mass vaccinated by spring/summer

flopson, Thursday, 25 February 2021 18:38 (four months ago) link

at a certain point enough people will be vaccinated and death/hospitalization rate from covid will be below a regular flu season. why wait past that point?

flopson, Thursday, 25 February 2021 18:41 (four months ago) link

There's no guarantee we'll reach that point soon (i.e., in time for summer concert season). There are too many variables.

stuck in the version layer (morrisp), Thursday, 25 February 2021 18:44 (four months ago) link

Also, we've had a real rollercoaster here - optimism is good & warranted, but we can't relax until community transmission is v low for a long period of time.

stuck in the version layer (morrisp), Thursday, 25 February 2021 18:45 (four months ago) link

Biscuits otm

imago, Thursday, 25 February 2021 18:48 (four months ago) link

I bought a ticket to the Wide Awake festival in Brockwell Park last year and it was moved to June '21. It's just been moved again to early September and I'm still not sure how I feel about that. I think I'd need to be sure of vaccination, as well as reassurances about capacity and possibly pinch points. I just don't know.

kraudive, Thursday, 25 February 2021 19:00 (four months ago) link

If I've been vaccinated myself by autumn, I might be willing to go to small events where I know there will be a sparse crowd and I'll be able to keep my mask on and stay far away from other people. Jazz clubs, in other words. But honestly, I'd be skittish even then.

but also fuck you (unperson), Thursday, 25 February 2021 19:14 (four months ago) link

I just think there are so many variables at this point that it's really difficult to predict. As stated upthread, ask me again in Fall.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 25 February 2021 19:15 (four months ago) link

I'm doubtful that the events that rescheduled for this year will actually happen as planned. I'm even more doubtful that I will go even if they do happen, which is a shame since I was able to score nosebleed tickets to the Los Angeles MCR show that was scheduled for October 2020.

Also paid for Chris Jericho's Rock'n'Wrestling Rager at Sea that is supposed to be in October 2021. That, almost certainly, will not happen as planned, since it's festival style seating. Wrestling fans will crowd you if given the chance, so it doesn't seem smart/feasible for me to participate in it, or for the cruise liner to allow/enable it, no matter how many people are vaccinated.

We'll try again in 2022, at the earliest. I'm a little too apprehensive about it all at the moment. I'm fortunate to live somewhere where we aren't having hundreds of positive cases every day, but it's still a little too many for my personal comfort.

hourspass, Thursday, 25 February 2021 20:55 (four months ago) link

As I mentioned in another thread, what will be interesting to see, is how the pent up demand for live events will impact the supply. I can easily imagine a period, particularly in large cities already pre-disposed to lots of live shows, where it is going to be really difficult to even score tickets to events you feel safe attending.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 25 February 2021 20:57 (four months ago) link

I wanna.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Thursday, 25 February 2021 21:15 (four months ago) link

Kamala send us $4,000 a month backdated so we can spend half on going to shows again

stilt in the wings (sic), Thursday, 25 February 2021 21:51 (four months ago) link

Zero chance of me attending a concert in 2021.

brotherlovesdub, Thursday, 25 February 2021 22:52 (four months ago) link

i have a ticket to see the beths in june, hopefully it will go ahead fine

i'm not really worried about it because covid has been basically eliminated where i am. there's always the chance of a new outbreak meaning things might be cancelled, that's a bigger chance than actually catching covid from it but it's still pretty small.

ufo, Thursday, 25 February 2021 22:58 (four months ago) link

if at some stage in this year everyone who wants a vaccine where i live has had one - which it appears likely will happen - i will be happy to go to shows

himpathy with the devil (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 25 February 2021 23:37 (four months ago) link

I was walking with my kid earlier (both wearing masks), a guy was smoking across the street and I caught a whiff of the odor; now I'm freaking out about the % chances of infection via a virus-laden pot cloud, so clearly nowhere near the state of mind for a concert.

stuck in the version layer (morrisp), Thursday, 25 February 2021 23:46 (four months ago) link

Live music has started again in a more restricted capacity here, and in desperation to see it, I’ve been to 2 shows I wouldn’t normally have gone to in the last week. Saw Ben Lee on Sunday and a then bunch of bands doing a gala for the re-opening of a theatre on Monday (including but not limited to Choirboys, Ian Moss, Tim Freedman).

Both were entirely seated, which, I don’t mind at all because I’m getting old, but it felt strange to be sitting amongst a huge group of people again. People seemed more hesitant to sing along than they normally would, but most people had a go at belting Run To Paradise, but who could resist with that one?

I was wondering if Ben Lee would skip playing his biggest hit (Catch My Disease) because of, you know, everything. But he played it without comment, and people clapped and sang along.

Anyway, it was really nice to see live music again. Definitely the thing I missed most over the last year. Seeing acts I’d never normally to go see, but enjoying them reminded me that a bit part of the joy of live music is simply experiencing music communally rather than just in your own headphones. Being around people who are enjoying themselves is good for the soul etc.

triggercut, Friday, 26 February 2021 00:05 (three months ago) link

if at some stage in this year everyone who wants a vaccine where i live has had one - which it appears likely will happen - i will be happy to go to shows

― himpathy with the devil (jim in vancouver), Thursday, February 25, 2021 6:37 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

ya this is otm. i wonder what the rationale of the ‘don’t leave the house until 2022-2023’ers is

flopson, Friday, 26 February 2021 06:17 (three months ago) link

my fear is that the first concerts/clubs/etc will be an alcohol-fuelled nightmare - people who've not been out and haven't had a proper drink and dance in over a year, going wild. It will be like the Friday before Xmas when everyone has their work night out and the streets look like carnage by midnight.

boxedjoy, Friday, 26 February 2021 10:40 (three months ago) link

I've been asked to do a DJ set in July. I really want to do it, but I think it's way too early for me, and now I feel incredibly sad. I want to! But I shouldn't.

emil.y, Tuesday, 2 March 2021 15:59 (three months ago) link

ya this is otm. i wonder what the rationale of the ‘don’t leave the house until 2022-2023’ers is

I think this is a combination of a few things - an overabundance of caution (which is, imo, totally justified), a doubt that the vaccine process is going as quickly as it needs to (though, as pointed out, getting better every week in the US!), just fatigue and fear of getting ones' hopes up and, of course, it doesn't help that a lot of messaging from experts seems to still be pushing for caution and how long the road ahead of us is before things really move back towards normal.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 2 March 2021 16:04 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

seeing tour announcements today and started getting emails from venues that they're opening for shows around Sept/Oct, this is in the US btw

Bongo Jongus, Friday, 30 April 2021 19:46 (one month ago) link

Yeah, I've seen a lot of emails announcing shows for the Fall. Curious to see how this all plays out, particularly wrt ticket sales. Like, do they sell tickets based on what occupancy limits are now? What they hope they will be by the time of the shows?

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 30 April 2021 19:48 (one month ago) link

same, Live Nation making their move

xp

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 30 April 2021 19:51 (one month ago) link

I'd consider attending smaller shows that are outdoors on a lawn now. Not festivals or crowded stadiums.

European Stupor League (Lee626), Friday, 30 April 2021 19:55 (one month ago) link

first officially sanctioned uk rave happening right now in liverpool.
no masks, no social distancing.
feels weird seeing massive crowds having it.
i genuinely hope that there are no outbreaks of the lurgy, and things go to plan.

mark e, Friday, 30 April 2021 19:58 (one month ago) link

same here.

the only odd thing about the liverpool rave was that they flew in a DJ from Germany. i can't really understand why they did that unless it was part of the 'experiment'.

anyhow, i am pretty optimistic. i think we really are on the road back to some kind of normality here. i truly hope i don't have to eat my words on this.

stirmonster, Friday, 30 April 2021 20:43 (one month ago) link

the only thing that's a bit eye opening.
the demographic re such events have yet to get anywhere near a vax jab.
hence, it's a bit of an unknown quantity.
but hopefully the 50% plus uk vax groove means that young'uns can get back to having their lives back.

mark e, Friday, 30 April 2021 20:49 (one month ago) link

so apparently that rave is being done as a kind of experiment re: gatherings?

https://news.yahoo.com/news/uk-trials-dance-parties-without-111257384.html

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Friday, 30 April 2021 20:55 (one month ago) link

I saw a report on the news last night about a few “experimental” outdoor concerts in Europe where they ran follow-up tests afterward, and the shows didn’t seem to result in widespread infection (I don’t remember enough details to look it up). I think all the attendees had agreed to get a rapid test coming in, too; which is obviously not reproducible on a wide scale.

smoking grass, poor caddying. (morrisp), Friday, 30 April 2021 20:56 (one month ago) link

(possible xpost, that may be the same thing)

smoking grass, poor caddying. (morrisp), Friday, 30 April 2021 20:57 (one month ago) link

I played an indoor jazz gig in a large space last night, very distanced, no masks necessary at tables, required when people got up/moved around.

The big difference from playing the same gig back in February was that almost no one watched or donated on the livestream, whereas we made like $1100 only 2.5 long months ago.

The weather makes a huge difference since it was -30 then, but it also felt pretty clear that people are edging back toward doing things in person and even if they're not quite ready, they're definitely over watching livestreams.

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 30 April 2021 20:59 (one month ago) link

young'uns can get back to having their lives back.

i'd quite like to have mine back too.

stirmonster, Friday, 30 April 2021 21:00 (one month ago) link

the European Song Contest (which was cancelled last year) will go ahead in less than three weeks’ time in Rotterdam with a limited audience - as one of the experiments I think morrisp was referring to (in the Dutch case for both indoor and outdoor events):

https://eurovision.tv/story/eurovision-song-contest-fieldlab

Long Tall Arsetee & the Shaker Intros (breastcrawl), Friday, 30 April 2021 21:14 (one month ago) link

young'uns can get back to having their lives back.

i'd quite like to have mine back too.

― stirmonster

haha.
sorry.

mark e, Friday, 30 April 2021 22:04 (one month ago) link

;-)

stirmonster, Friday, 30 April 2021 22:16 (one month ago) link

I work with a gal who’s seen Dave Matthews play over 30 times; she just bought tix to see him both nights when he comes through town. Music’s back, baby!

smoking grass, poor caddying. (morrisp), Saturday, 1 May 2021 00:39 (one month ago) link

Washington DC is the home of "Do The Standing Still." When a band I want to see is at the venues I want to attend, I will be there, BAY-BEE.

Infanta Terrible (j.lu), Saturday, 1 May 2021 02:39 (one month ago) link

I see endless local gigs advertised for the coming weeks, overwhelmingly domestic acts plus almost-domestic-acts-from-places-with-no-COVID like (as ufo mentioned upthread) The Beths. More puzzling are seemingly legit listings for the likes of The Hold Steady in a few weeks. Would have guessed restricted flights and onerous quarantine requirements would still preclude US visitors.

Nag! Nag! Nag!, Saturday, 1 May 2021 03:33 (one month ago) link

Do you mean actual advertisements, or things that might be artifacts of CMS entries from 18 months ago?

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Saturday, 1 May 2021 04:08 (one month ago) link

Looks like the Hold Steady do have three Australia dates scheduled for end of May, if that’s what we’re talking about.

smoking grass, poor caddying. (morrisp), Saturday, 1 May 2021 04:16 (one month ago) link

(Their last dates before that are May 5–7 in Toronto; which presumably allows for a quarantine window?)

smoking grass, poor caddying. (morrisp), Saturday, 1 May 2021 04:17 (one month ago) link

Ticket sales. BUT it appears to be May 2022! I read 2021 elsewhere in the listings. Whoops.

Nag! Nag! Nag!, Saturday, 1 May 2021 04:18 (one month ago) link

Oh yeah, my bad. haha

(It’s confusing because they actually do have a few 2021 dates scheduled, then it jumps a year)

smoking grass, poor caddying. (morrisp), Saturday, 1 May 2021 04:21 (one month ago) link

I just think there are so many variables at this point that it's really difficult to predict. As stated upthread, ask me again in Fall.

― soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, February 25, 2021 2:15 PM (two months ago) bookmarkflaglink

exactly; this not meant as an insult, but I cannot imagine how anyone can possibly have any opinion other than this

like, I’m eating an elephant head (katherine), Saturday, 1 May 2021 04:57 (one month ago) link

(I realize it was posted in February but there are still many variables)

like, I’m eating an elephant head (katherine), Saturday, 1 May 2021 04:57 (one month ago) link


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