Barcelona held an experimental concert for 5,000 people

Yes, vaccinations are being administered, but COVID and its variants aren’t going away quietly. Yet people crave normalcy so much that they’re willing to take part in all sorts of experiments.

Yesterday (March 27), there was a live music event featuring a band called Love of Lesbian in Barcelona with 5,000 people. Tickets, which cost between US$27 and US$35, were grabbed within hours. Purchasers were then directed to one of three venues in the city where they received a same-day COVID test. If they passed–they got a text message saying yea or nay–they got to go to the show.

Fans could mingle but everyone still had to wear masks.

Reports say everyone had a good time. If there’s no indication that these kinds of events will cause any kind of COVID issues, we could see more of then.

Meanwhile, there was a silent disco on a nearby beach. (Via Sean)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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