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The recent COVID-19 pandemic has changed nearly every aspect of social life. Once-packed venues have been empty for the past few months. Recently, many areas have started showing signs of life once again. Even concert venues have begun hosting events or are in the process of finding the safest method for doing so. Believe it or not, social distancing at live concerts is a possibility. To keep everyone safe, venues have had to come up with some unique was to adhere to health guidelines without completely ridding shows of their excitement and vitality. Here, we’ll take a look at a few ways venues are holding live concerts while striving to keep everyone safe.

1. Live streaming live concerts.

Just because a concert is live doesn’t mean every viewer has to be there physically. This is what major sports have been doing for decades. With industry-leading cameras, top-of-the-line recording equipment, and professional sound engineers, the quality of these live-streamed concerts is truly something amazing. You’ll feel like you’re at a live music venue without having to risk getting sick or making a significant investment. Be sure to get a nice pair of headphones or speakers to enjoy the concert in all its glory.

2. Social-distancing in tents.

Some concert-goers are choosing to bring custom tents to live shows since many venues have decided to implement social distancing at concerts. While it depends on the location, many concerts are having groups of five people or less maintain at least six feet of distance to stay in line with public health guidelines. Small to medium-size canopy tents are easy to pack, quick to set up, and provide enough cover from the sun, rain, and other elements when social-distancing at a concert. This strategy still allows concert-goers to enjoy the feeling of an outdoor concert without suffering the harmful effects of a crowd.

3. Drive-in concerts.

Everyone’s heard of a drive-in movie theater. Taking inspiration from this popular pastime, many venues have started hosting drive-in concerts. This strategy allows concert-goers to attend the live event in-person without having to worry about social-distancing since they’re protected by their vehicles. Furthermore, it eliminates the need to look for a parking spot – something even the most avid concert-attendees loath. All you have to do is pull directly into a spot, roll down your windows, and take in the exhilarating sounds that only a live concert can provide.

4. Socially distanced seating.

Not every concert venue is outside. Those with limited space have to take a different approach to hold a concert while adhering to public health guidelines. Locations with seating are having people social distance by leaving a few seats in between each concert-goer. You can expect to have several empty seats surrounding yours. Some of these venues also check temperatures on arrival and require guests to wear face masks. These efforts combined make for a much safer live concert without taking away from the enjoyment too much. If anything, you’ll feel more comfortable due to the increased space.

The world of live concerts is slowly starting to come back to life. Venues are creatively coming up with ways to give concert-goers great live shows while still making the environment safe and secure. These are just a few examples of live concerts that achieve social distancing goals. Who knows what we might see in the future.

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Bernard - Side-Line Staff Chief editor
Bernard Van Isacker is the Chief Editor of Side-Line Magazine. With a career spanning more than two decades, Van Isacker has established himself as a respected figure in the darkwave scene.

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