By Anna Smith
Photo courtesy of Ms. Goodman
With the continuing return of live performances and concert tours, we can finally make up for lost time and see our favorite artists in person. St. Mary’s students and faculty have been able to enjoy some of their favorite live performers and give us insight into what to expect amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Precautions like proof of vaccination and mask-wearing have been taken to stop the spread of COVID-19 and have made people more comfortable to attend live performances.
Nora James Eikner (12) who traveled to Atlanta, Georgia, to see her favorite comedian, John Mulaney said, “I felt safe because they required vaccination cards, and if you didn’t have that, you had to have negative test results.”
However, Upper School English teacher Ms. Goodman who attended a Brandi Carlile concert at the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado said, “The entire experience was outdoors. That made a difference. I would have felt very uncomfortable had it been indoors.”
Anna Harwell (10) attended a Harry Styles concert at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. This was one of Harwell’s first live performances since the pandemic. As to the loud crowd of people, she says, “It was not weird until you could hear everyone yelling and singing all at the same time.”
At the Red Rocks Amphitheater, it was also many of the crowd’s first concert since the pandemic, and with this came a shared experience of joy. Ms. Goodman said, “Everyone was so happy to be there… We have been led to appreciate some things we took for granted before [the pandemic].”
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