By: Anna Smith
As the world returns to its new “normal,” live concerts and performances are starting to make a comeback. Many artists are requiring masks and proof of vaccinations, as well as moving their performances to outdoors venues to provide a covid-safe environment.
St. Mary’s students could not be more excited to see some of their favorite performers in person again.
Nora James Eikner (12) says, “There’s nothing else like it. Seeing a movie is great, seeing a movie from your living room is fine, but seeing a live performance is what life is all about.”
However, this excitement for live performances is accompanied by some fear. The delta variant has become more and more prevalent in the United States frightening both the vaccinated and unvaccinated. This fear affects how many feel about a new era of live music and performances.
Upper school English teacher, Ms. Goodman says, “I don’t know that I would go to a big concert indoors yet. I don’t know if I would feel comfortable doing that yet.”
Abby Neal (12) who attended an outdoor Greta Van Fleet concert is hopeful for a full return to live performances. “Concerts will come back, I mean they are already coming back. Music festivals and outdoor [concerts] are already back. It’s definitely time now,” she said.
Whatever the return to live performance looks like, people are just excited to get back. So, mask up, get vaccinated, stay safe and enjoy making up for the lost time. If you are looking for a performance in Memphis, find tickets for all kinds of events here.
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