Pictures have emerged online of what is being hailed as the first-ever "socially distant" concert, and it could really change the game...
Amid the pandemic, concerts have been a firm no go.
via: Getty ImagesLarge crowds, drinking, and dancing aren't exactly the best combination when it comes to social distancing.
It's been a devastating blow for music lovers...Many of whom have been eagerly awaiting the green light for when concerts can resume.
The likes of bars, stores, and hair salons are open again...
via: Getty ImagesBut there was still no word on how concerts could begin again amid this new normality we're living in.
Until now, that is.
via: Getty ImagesYesterday, pictures emerged online of what is being hailed as the world's first social distant concert.
And it may be the future for concerts as we know them.This really could change the game.
There's no doubt the global pandemic has hit the world hard.
via: GettyWe are still in the midst of lockdowns, quarantines, and social distancing measures.
The Black Lives Matter movement has been dominating headlines over the last few weeks...
via: GettyWhich is exactly what should be happening, of course.
But it seems that many people have forgotten that a global pandemic has seized the entire world...
via: GettyAnd even though numbers of infections are steadily dropping in many countries, our country continues to be the worst affected.
There are currently over 5 million actives cases of the virus here in America.
via: GettyIt just doesn't seem to be phasing people anymore.
Many individuals seem to be forgetting that the virus is passed on through close contact...
Grow the hell up. Wear a mask. Look out for each other. It's not all about you. https://t.co/KLcrfkwXrJ— Elizabeth Hackett (@Elizabeth Hackett)1591910999.0
This is why many government officials have stressed the importance of wearing facemasks in public spaces...
via: GettyBecause even though they can't protect a person fully from catching or spreading the virus, they lower that chance significantly.
In many parts of the world, it is now mandatory to wear a form of facial covering in public...
Wear. A. Mask. It’s not about you, it’s a courtesy to others. And it saves lives. https://t.co/P3lmigxpgp— Mark Pocan (@Mark Pocan)1591830301.0
But regardless of this...
The coronavirus is not under control: America’s shifting Covid-19 epidemic in five charts https://t.co/hhJoOhNqTI https://t.co/Ad5ZJZXHSx— Bloomberg (@Bloomberg)1593377705.0
It just seems that many of us aren't learning...
via: GettyAnd more and more lives are being put at risk because of this.
Of course, healthcare workers are continuing to work harder than ever to save lives...
via: GettyAnd that's not just here in America... it's happening all around the world where infection rates continue to climb.
But, there are areas of normality starting to resume.
via: Getty ImagesAnd this week, it was great news for concert-goers.
Pictures quickly went viral of the world's first socially distant concert.The event took place on Tuesday at the Virgin Money Unity Arena in Newcastle, England.
British artist, Sam Fender, took to the stage in front of a crowd full of fans.
Of course, there were people drinking beers, wearing face masks — you know, the kind of thing you'd expect.
via: TwitterBut, if you take one look at the crowd, you'd instantly see this was not your average concert.
As you can see, everyone danced and mingled in an individual socially distanced pod.
via: TwitterThere were five-hundred in total, with up to 5 allowed in each.
Now, many of you may think that this spoils the atmosphere of the concert.
Sam Fender live in Newcastle tonight - the first socially distanced large scale concert. Very civilised. Seems to w… https://t.co/A8wfXCGvgd— Brian Ham (@Brian Ham)1597169916.0
Could this be the new future for concerts?
Social distance gigging #samfender https://t.co/IAx1prJvYW— Andrew Watson (@Andrew Watson)1597191403.0