Weekly survey: If you’re going to concerts, are you wearing a mask?

Despite being vaxxed up and having a mild case of COVID, I’m still being cautious when it comes to public space. I always have a mask with me just in case a place like Costco or the grocery store feels a little crowded. But I do find myself not using a mask as much as I used to. I mean, when I don’t see many other people wearing them, I seem to forget the last two years. I bounce from feeling careless, cocky, inconsiderate, and paranoid.

COVID is definitely still with us and there are concerns about another big wave in the fall. For now, though, people seem to be taking a break from all the precautions of the pandemic. This includes opening up the live music scene.

I’ve been to at least five shows since the beginning of the year, some indoor, some outdoor, with three at least three more coming up this month. I’ll have my mask with me just in case and if things feel a little tight, I’ll bring it out.

What’s your take on this? If you’ve been to a concert since COVID restrictions have fallen away, did you/will you wear a mask?

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.

2 thoughts on “Weekly survey: If you’re going to concerts, are you wearing a mask?

  • July 4, 2022 at 2:58 pm

    Yes! Been to 7 shows since the end of May and have worn the mask at each one, although for one Jazz show I did remove it for a bit

  • July 5, 2022 at 11:37 am

    Yep, I’ll still wear a mask whether it’s to watch a concert, go to a Dr. appointment, rob a bank, or shop for groceries. People still getting covid. We average about one a week at my workplace of 200 people.


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