A New Concert Shows Seating Plan After Covid-19
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The Future of Socially-Distanced Concerts?
At a time when shows and festivals are either being canceled or moved to a later date after mass gatherings were banned in the US and the rest of the world, Arkansas is set to host what would become one of the first concerts in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to Billboard, Bishop Gunn frontman Travis McCready is slated to perform on May 15 at TempleLive in Fort Smith. So, how will they do it?
The concertgoers will be given an assigned seat in their “fan pods” which is a group consisting of around 2 to 13 people. These pods are at least six feet away from each other and tickets are sold by pods – so people will only get to mingle with those they have quarantined with.
TempleLive has a 1,100-capacity but this will be reduced by 80% so it can cater to only 229 seats. As an extra precaution, everyone in attendance will have their temperature taken upon arrival and they’re required to wear face masks – fans can purchase at the venue. Each bathroom will have a 10-person limit and the soap and paper towel dispensers can be used without touching them. Employees will regularly wipe down the touch points in the bathroom and the other areas.
Beverages will either be prepackaged or have lids.
Adhering to the guidelines by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the walkways will be one-way. Prior to the show, an independent third party will use fog sprayers to sanitize the entire venue.