It's the question that every live music fan is wondering but no one wants to ask: how will gigs work in a pre-coronavirus vaccine world?
Well, the scene below might give you some idea.
While various countries have adapted 'drive-in gigs' in recent weeks, the first socially-distanced gig to take place in the USA has been held in Arkansas.
Country musician Travis McCready played to a small audience, all wearing facemasks, at the TempleLive venue in Fort Smith on Monday night.
🚨JUST ANNOUNCED🚨 An Intimate Solo Acoustic Performance With Travis McCready of @bishopgunnmusic May 15th. Tickets on-sale tomorrow at 10am.
Please see our COVID19 Operating Protocol that we will be following to ensure a safe experience at our venue. pic.twitter.com/3rB7KPkjNP
— Temple Live (@templelivefsm) April 23, 2020
Just 200 people were permitted into the 1000-capacity venue and groups were all kept 6ft apart. Patrons also had to have their temperature checked before entering the venue.
Bathrooms, meanwhile, were restricted to 10 people at a time, and only drinks 'with lids' or items that were pre-packaged were sold at concession stands.
See images and footage from the gig below - would you happily attend a concert if those same limitations were imposed?
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Live music has a new twist: temperature checks, lots of space between fans and masks, of course! Travis McCready of the band @bishopgunnmusic and Lauren Brown performed at the first ever socially-distanced concert in Arkansas tonight. ⠀ _⠀ In this gallery, Travis McCready, Jody Stallone, and Robbie Helton perform on stage, Lauren Brown performs onstage and concertgoers wait in a socially-distanced line to receive temperature checks at TempleLive in Fort Smith, Arkansas. | May 18, 2020 | 📸: @KevinMazur | #GettyEntertainment #CapturingThePresent⠀ _⠀ Click the link in our bio for more!
Travis McCready は18日に、アメリカでロックダウン後初の"ソーシャルディスタンスコンサート"を開催しました。入り口で検温を行い、通路は一方通行、グループごとに距離をとってライブを鑑賞します。まるでSFの世界ですがこれは現実です。全てが元に戻る日はいったいいつになるのでしょうか？？ pic.twitter.com/GbAVo2ZFJK
— sin Хентай (@Sin23Ou) May 19, 2020
TempleLive in Fort Smith is having the "first" concert in the area since the coronavirus pandemic started. How was it? Find out tonight on 5NEWS at 10. pic.twitter.com/JRPihavx2i
— 5NEWS (@5NEWS) May 19, 2020
— Max Bryan (@MBryanTimesRec) May 19, 2020