Social Distancing Tools are now being used by Concert Ticket Sellers
Ticketmaster has rolled out a series of ‘SmartEvent’ tech solutions, including a ‘social distance seating tool,’ designed to help venues safely welcome back audiences and ‘enhance the overall fan experience.’
Is this what our Concert experience will look like in 2021? I think so.
This comes at a great time as the colder weather approaches, countries are locking down again. People will need some way to safely gather. Let’s hope this works.
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Including Contact Tracing
The ticketing platform briefly highlighted a “secure ticket transfer” function that gives organizers the ability “to know every fan in the building.” If a fan experiences COVID-19 symptoms shortly after leaving a show (and informs the venue owner of the illness), the tool will make it possible for organizers “to facilitate contact tracing if desired.”
German Study Finds That Indoor Music Concerts Are Safe With Proper Ventilation and Masks
Back in July, Digital Music News was first to report that German scientists were planning a 4,200-person experimental concert to gain a better understanding of COVID-19’s transmission risk. Now, these researchers have determined that music concerts are safe with masks and proper ventilation.
a post-concert survey revealed that 90 percent of participants “don’t think it’s bad to wear a mask” and are willing to do so again in order to expedite the return of large-audience performances. As a whole, Restart-19’s conclusions appear generally encouraging in the context of concerts’ and festivals’ eventual full-scale return, which most industry execs believe will arrive sometime next year.
Report by Jacqueline Jax
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