Author Topic: Gigs in the time of COVID  (Read 5654 times)

The Mollusk

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Re: Gigs in the time of COVID
« Reply #30 on: July 22, 2021, 08:37:29 AM »
Nick Cave has just announced a full capacity UK theatre tour in September, like some kind of cunt.

Both your comment and the tour announcement made me laugh. Considering the Bad Seeds shows from last year got rescheduled (twice, I think?) and then cancelled, giving the very valid reason that it was unreasonable to keep moving the date when they have to continually pay to book so many staff for such a big event, I find it baffling that they think something of this scale will go ahead without issue.

I’ve got tickets for Black Midi in November, it’s a seated gig but the way things are going there’s every chance it’ll be rescheduled. It’s worth having tickets though since I’m ready to get back into gigs as soon as things are safe enough.

Re: Gigs in the time of COVID
« Reply #31 on: July 24, 2021, 04:04:45 PM »
even if I went masked up.

Each to their own but I can not begin to imagine wearing a mask at a proper gig. Perhaps if it was a seated show but then I fucking hate seated gigs.

The idea of standing in a sweaty crowded venue while wearing a mask, having to remove it every time I swig from my overly priced drink is horrifying.

Re: Gigs in the time of COVID
« Reply #32 on: July 24, 2021, 09:13:40 PM »
The gig I'm going to is going to be in a small venue and it's going to be hot as balls. I somehow don't think people will be masked up.

imitationleather

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Re: Gigs in the time of COVID
« Reply #33 on: July 25, 2021, 12:09:36 PM »
I'm going to a nightclub on 7th August.

It had to happen eventually.

Pink Gregory

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Re: Gigs in the time of COVID
« Reply #34 on: July 25, 2021, 01:18:00 PM »
I'd wear a mask at all future shows if it be could guaranteed to block the one inevitable dropped gut that ruins the whole experience.

Re: Gigs in the time of COVID
« Reply #35 on: July 31, 2021, 02:39:05 AM »
Holy fucking balls have I missed gigs. It was short, but worth it and I bumped into a couple of friends I hadn’t seen in ages after.

The Mollusk

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Re: Gigs in the time of COVID
« Reply #36 on: July 31, 2021, 06:07:26 PM »
I was meant to be getting reacquainted with my sorely missed companion THE GIG next week - watching a fucking oompah band at a German beer hall - but my mate who I was going with has dropped out so I can’t be arsed now. Not exactly the sort of gig you’d ever think “yeah fuck it I’ll go on my own, it’s still live music!” when you’re crammed in on those big long bench tables surrounding by knobheads drinking steins. Also it’s an oompah band. There’s zero novelty to seeing that on your own. Next gig’s in October, two death metal bands at Camden Underworld which is MUCH more like it.

imitationleather

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Re: Gigs in the time of COVID
« Reply #37 on: July 31, 2021, 07:33:59 PM »
Get yourself up to Newcastle on Friday, mate. We're going clubbing.

Re: Gigs in the time of COVID
« Reply #38 on: July 31, 2021, 07:56:15 PM »
I booked a ticket for Beabadoobee today, she's doing the Ritz (as in the Manchester club-turned-gig venue with the wobbly dancefloor). Here's hoping.

Re: Gigs in the time of COVID
« Reply #39 on: August 01, 2021, 11:50:48 AM »
Two mdma related deaths in the last week, one in Bristol and one in London. Meant to have been a whole bunch of overdoses and one especially strong set of pills in Bristol doing the rounds too, but even without that you'd have to imagine there'd be a lot of people getting dosages horrifically wrong at the moment.

SpiderChrist

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Re: Gigs in the time of COVID
« Reply #40 on: August 01, 2021, 02:20:34 PM »
A mate of mine posted footage from a gig he was at last night. Everyone leaping about, pissed up, no masks. I think they're all fucking mad. He's off to see Bob Vylan in a week or so, too.

I mean, I understand that people want and need to play gigs, and that punters want and need to go to gigs. I get it. But it all makes me incredibly anxious I have to confess. And I see acts like The Meffs and Bob Vylan announcing gigs and I'm thinking "what the fuck?".

Re: Gigs in the time of COVID
« Reply #41 on: August 01, 2021, 02:40:41 PM »
People weren't wearing masks at the Bob Vylan gig I went to. True confessions time: for me, it's a calculated risk. And it's the same reason why I did the clinical trials. I see myself as expendable. I work from home and barely leave the house, so at least if I get the plague I won't be putting colleagues in danger. Plus I'm double jabbed.

I am going to take a COVID test before I visit my parents though. I'm fine so far, but you never know.

Re: Gigs in the time of COVID
« Reply #42 on: August 01, 2021, 03:03:11 PM »
Went to Mischief Movie Night yesterday for their 'trilogy' day at Riverside Studios in Hammersmith.
It was fantastic - so good to see something live again.
Reduced capacity, everyone masked-up, test before entering - all felt very safe.

Re: Gigs in the time of COVID
« Reply #43 on: August 04, 2021, 11:20:18 AM »
Two mdma related deaths in the last week, one in Bristol and one in London. Meant to have been a whole bunch of overdoses and one especially strong set of pills in Bristol doing the rounds too, but even without that you'd have to imagine there'd be a lot of people getting dosages horrifically wrong at the moment.

Same dodgy blue teslas in both cases, Bristol and Tottenham. Stay the F away

GoblinAhFuckScary

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Re: Gigs in the time of COVID
« Reply #44 on: August 04, 2021, 12:25:25 PM »
had the literal best time at a punk all dayer the other day baybeyyy. mandatory covid tests too which is a nice bit of reassurance re: getting smacked about a bit

Sebastian Cobb

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Re: Gigs in the time of COVID
« Reply #45 on: August 04, 2021, 12:36:09 PM »
Got ticket for Arab Strap at the Barrowlands, I don't think it's safe but may have chanced it but parents up (70/nearly 70) a few days later so that's that down the swannie.

Re: Gigs in the time of COVID
« Reply #46 on: August 04, 2021, 12:52:39 PM »
Same dodgy blue teslas in both cases, Bristol and Tottenham. Stay the F away
Was the Tottenham death confirmed to be them too? Seems fairly likely that after a year and a half of nothing there's gonna be a pretty sudden burst of overdoses from people prematurely double dropping (this is presumably why Fabric doesn't let 19 year olds in too?). Not sure on the validity of it but I remember reading last year that some key chemical for making mdma was banned in China and it means the quality of pills are gonna take a nose dive for a couple of year

True confessions time: for me, it's a calculated risk. And it's the same reason why I did the clinical trials. I see myself as expendable. I work from home and barely leave the house, so at least if I get the plague I won't be putting colleagues in danger. Plus I'm double jabbed.
That's fair enough imo, I'm in a similar situation and I struggle to see any issue. My winter bubble was probably a bigger risk personalliy (most people in the house in customer facing roles and me unvaccinated), and the wedding I had to go to last autumn was definitely worse than any gig I'd go to now.

Re: Gigs in the time of COVID
« Reply #47 on: August 04, 2021, 07:03:37 PM »
People weren't wearing masks at the Bob Vylan gig I went to. True confessions time: for me, it's a calculated risk. And it's the same reason why I did the clinical trials. I see myself as expendable. I work from home and barely leave the house, so at least if I get the plague I won't be putting colleagues in danger. Plus I'm double jabbed.

I am going to take a COVID test before I visit my parents though. I'm fine so far, but you never know.

That's completely fair (except for the bit about being expendable!). I went to a family event recently which included some older folk, and even though everyone there was double jabbed (as I am now), I took daily lateral flows and sacked off any socialising/going into the office etc. for the week or so running up to it (obviously I appreciate I have the privilege of being able to do so as I can work from home). To an extent, anything is a calculated risk, it sounds like you're being sensible about it.

Got a few relatives hoping to go along to see my brother's band play later in the year - the thought of being at an indoor gig at all, let alone with my not-young parents in tow, is sort of incomprehensible right now... but we'll see.

I was looking at the social media updates for this year's Lollapalooza (which required attendees to either provide proof of vaccination or show a negative test) and enjoying all the wtf Perry man you used to be cool, guess they even get the good ones in the end #sheeple #scamdemic comments underneath. Though I think a lot of them were disgruntled about the lineup too.

chveik

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Re: Gigs in the time of COVID
« Reply #48 on: August 04, 2021, 07:34:39 PM »
I was looking at the social media updates for this year's Lollapalooza (which required attendees to either provide proof of vaccination or show a negative test) and enjoying all the wtf Perry man you used to be cool, guess they even get the good ones in the end #sheeple #scamdemic comments underneath. Though I think a lot of them were disgruntled about the lineup too.

and yet

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/aug/02/lollapalooza-covid-cases-music-festival-experts

doesn't seem worth it given the line-up

there are very few bands for which i'd risk getting the vid

Re: Gigs in the time of COVID
« Reply #49 on: August 04, 2021, 07:46:51 PM »
Hmm, yeah proof of a negative test 72 hours beforehand does seem a bit pointless if you're free to do whatever the fuck you want in the intervening 72 hours.

A few of the UK pilot music events did PCR 24 hours before, then lateral flow on the morning of the event starting, regardless of vaccine status (obviously meaning no staggered arrival at the campsite over the few days before the music starts - everyone has to arrive on the day it starts), which seems a bit safer, though I guess you could still pick something up on public transport en route... ahhh, I dunno.

Re: Gigs in the time of COVID
« Reply #50 on: August 07, 2021, 10:03:54 AM »
Just diversifying this thread to include other forms of live performance - last night I saw the excellent Operation Mincemeat (a musical about the eponymous grisly WWII mission - it initially opened in March 2020, but obviously had to close after a couple of weeks). It was amazing seeing theatre again, and I can't imagine how it must feel for the cast, band, FOH staff etc. but realistically I'm not sure how smaller theatres (especially basement/pub-type venues) will be able to open in a COVID-safe way re: ventilation, distancing, etc. - I suspect all of them are having to make some tough calls re: "calculated risk".

I'm in an amateur group which is due to be putting on a show later in the year, in the sweatiest and pokiest of pub venues conceivable, so dead soon I expect.

Re: Gigs in the time of COVID
« Reply #51 on: August 07, 2021, 10:21:09 AM »
Have Gorillaz tix for Wednesday at the full capacity 20k O2...
Just getting in already feels like a nightmare.
Been to a couple of socially distanced and pilot things already but since 19th no mask rules are being enforced and very few are wearing them once in.

Re: Gigs in the time of COVID
« Reply #52 on: August 07, 2021, 10:39:52 AM »
A two-day covers band outdoor festival a week or so ago. It's outdoors, right, so it's safe. Fiancee did a COVID test afterwards after getting a gastrointestinal bug and she didn't have it. We're then going to the Macclesfield festival later this month. Apparently it's family-friendly. I should be as resilient as the vax is going to make me by that point, with it being well over a fortnight since I got vaxxed.

No indoor events until September, when I'm seeing Dua Lipe, Winterfylleth and Billie Marten - 3 bands! I'm not sure I would've bought a ticket for all three unless I was craving gigs. A lot to see, especially when you'll have a 23-month-old.

If I'm not going to get out now, when I'm double-vaxxed, then when am I going to get out? COVID might never go away.  Anyway the wee'un will definitely give us COVID before any gig does.

Re: Gigs in the time of COVID
« Reply #53 on: August 16, 2021, 04:58:10 PM »
Tickets for two shows in December, remarkably wishful thinking on my end that they'll go ahead okay tbh.


Thinking of going to some show this weekend and likely gonna be at one of the Printworks reopening shows too.

GoblinAhFuckScary

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Re: Gigs in the time of COVID
« Reply #54 on: August 16, 2021, 05:04:17 PM »
been asked to play a show next month

honestly i'm more worried about not having a good set at the moment

Pink Gregory

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Re: Gigs in the time of COVID
« Reply #55 on: August 18, 2021, 08:10:33 AM »
Only one jab so far but I'm going to a little bookshop reading tonight.

Going to stay masked up but hopefully a seated event at a bookshop = little activity so hopefully that's a bit safer.

SpiderChrist

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Re: Gigs in the time of COVID
« Reply #56 on: August 18, 2021, 12:01:04 PM »
been asked to play a show next month

honestly i'm more worried about not having a good set at the moment

Yeah I'm supposed to be playing a gig at the end of October and I'm already fretting about a) tune selection and b) dying of the covid

Re: Gigs in the time of COVID
« Reply #57 on: August 20, 2021, 01:41:25 PM »
This week I've seen Liam Gallagher and Primal Scream at the O2 and Pete Astor and David Callahan at the Victoria in Dalston.

I thought I'd be nervous but I was more concerned about how many photos of themselves people take at gigs these days (in relation to the O2 one)

I checked into both places on the NHS app and have so far not been pinged.

Re: Gigs in the time of COVID
« Reply #58 on: August 23, 2021, 06:23:47 PM »
Was at a club at the weekend, like 6 solid hours in a big sweaty blob of a few hundred people.

At this stage I think I might just do one weekly until either the end of september or things close up again, theres enough stuff that grabs my interest on at the moment that it'd be doable

bgmnts

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Re: Gigs in the time of COVID
« Reply #59 on: August 23, 2021, 06:31:15 PM »
Did anyone get fucked up with the hippies at Green Man the other day?

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