What was promoted as America’s first “socially distanced” concert happened yesterday (Monday, May 18) in Arkansas, and now the photos have emerged online.
The concert at Fort Smith’s TempleLive — a solo performance from Travis McCready, frontman of the country-rock outfit BISHOP GUNN —
was originally scheduled on May 15, but was delayed three days after Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson stopped the venue from proceeding any earlier.
See how everything looked like below.
On April 14th press briefing, California Governor Gavin Newsom indicated there is no specific timeline for modifying restrictions that have been placed response to the coronavirus outbreak, but said concerts and mass gathering events are the last things to go back to normal.
“The prospect of mass gatherings is negligible at best until we get to herd immunity and we get to a vaccine,” he said. “So large-scale events that bring in hundreds, thousands, tens of thousands of strangers, all together across every conceivable difference, health and otherwise, is not in the cards based upon our current guidelines and current expectations.”