This Wisconsin music festival has dropped its stupid name. But the festival itself is still stupid.

Yeah, we get it. We’re tired of being locked down. We’re bored with Netflix. We want things to go back to normal. But repeat after me: It’s. Just. Not. Safe. Yet.

The virus does not care for politics, ideology, stubbornness, or the wishes of a narcissistic president. It only exists to exist.

However, there are some people who believe that if they stand up to COVID-19 like it’s some kind of schoolyard bully, it will all go away and everything will be fine again. Wearing masks? Only pussies and commies wear masks. Large gatherings with no physical distancing? Some kind of radical left plot to destroy economies. Bunch of dipshits.

And then there’s this music festival in Wisconsin which was originally called “Herd Immunity Fest.”

At a time when the entire touring industry has shut down because of the coronavirus, this one dumb event has been scheduled for three days next month. I quote organizers: “When the lock down first happened my first thought was OK we can all do 2 weeks, then it went on and on, things were getting cancelled, I started to worry about people not only for this Covid but mental, physical, financial. As humans we NEED other human contact.” 

Yep. And human contact is what got us into this mess! Again, dipshits.

Organizers have taken a lot of heat for their plans–and rightly so. But they seemed determined to go ahead. However, they’ve apparently seen the error of their ways in one respect: The name of the festival has been changed to 3 Day Mini-Fest. Like that will help.

They claim that there will be lots of safety precautions for the 2,000-ish people the venue is allowed to hold and that there will be plenty of room for people to maintain their distance.

Did I mention that COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin are again on the way up? Dipshits.

(Via AV Club)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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