The pandemic that affected the whole globe tested our original imagination and ideas. In order not to go bankrupt and at the same time keep the measures to prevent virus infection, many businesses have adapted to the situation. One of the most affected areas was entertainment. Thus, a concert took place in the most incredible way.
Concerts have been banned or constrained by certain rules everywhere. The troops tried to make people happy through some more innovative variants than others. Thus, the rock band The Flaming Lips held a concert in Oklahoma City, where everyone, including the audience and performers, was sealed in its own plastic bubble.
It’s certainly unusual and seems like the kind of thing you can’t get used to right away during a concert. But, as says NME, bubbles are a creative way to hold a concert during the COVID-19 pandemic without seriously endangering everyone there.
In the clip you can see how the soloist Wayne Coyne sings for a lot of spectators, at the concert, who sometimes try to dance, but they seem mostly confused and they don’t seem to know what to do with their bodies.
“I think that’s the kind of dilemma we’re all in. Will everything return to normal, as it was before, or will we have to adapt and change our style of fun? What does the future look like? What is the future of live music? How are we going to hold a concert? ”Said Coyne for BrooklynVegan about the show.
Flaming Lips suggests that bubbles – which Coyne says give him enough air for a few hours – could be a way to get the live music industry back on track.
Although bubbles are a good measure of coronavirus safety for bands that can afford to fill a place with hermetically sealed bubbles, it’s hard to imagine how smaller venues and artists could handle it.