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This Is What The First Socially Distanced Concert Looked Like

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While it seemed like the Arkansas government would shut it down, the first socially distant concert has happened, it just got pushed back a few days. Last night, Monday, May 18th, saw the first official concert in the States since the stay at home orders began.

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Country rock musician Travis McCready performed to 229 attendees in a venue that could fit 1,000, complying with state regulations.

All attendees were required to wear face masks, and had their temperature taken upon entry. Face masks will be sold at the event for attendees who do not bring any. Concessions will be served in sealable containers and cups. Bathrooms will be limited to 10 people at a time.

Here's a news report on the matter:

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Here's some fan footage from the event. You can see that the owner of the venue was treating this like a political statement:

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And here is a photo from the stage:

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Live music has a new twist: temperature checks, lots of space between fans and masks, of course! Travis McCready of the band @bishopgunnmusic and Lauren Brown performed at the first ever socially-distanced concert in Arkansas tonight. ⁠⠀ _⁠⠀ In this gallery, Travis McCready, Jody Stallone, and Robbie Helton perform on stage, Lauren Brown performs onstage and concertgoers wait in a socially-distanced line to receive temperature checks at TempleLive in Fort Smith, Arkansas. | May 18, 2020 | ?: @KevinMazur | #GettyEntertainment #CapturingThePresent⁠⠀ _⁠⠀ Click the link in our bio for more!

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