Eva Walker is excited. Make that “suuuuuuuper excited”.
Long, up and down for the leading woman of The Black Tones, whose blues-punk band did not appear in front of a non-virtual crowd, as “social distance” meant avoiding the annoying boy at the party. But Walker’s unsuccessful series is about to break up, with the energy rocker and radio host barely controlling their adultery.
“It will be very strange at first,” says Walker. “But I think it will make us feel really good, because we will all be like, ‘Oh my God, boys!’ We are all here. Holy (explanatory). Welcome back!’ It would be really weird, in a really good way, because we were all waiting something»
Which: something arrives March 28 as Seattle rock fans prepare for a live, personal concert at the Flight Museum plane hangar. Composer նախկին Former Voice actor Paige Turner will open what organizers call “Seattle’s first social open air concert.”
This is not the first time. (The first legal one, which probably does not require a vehicle). Over the past year, a handful of promoter artists have explored social distance concerts, be it the Snoqualmie Valley field rock bands or the semi-restrained boat band David Bazan and other local feifers at Lake Union. But a new organization called Safe & Sound Seattle hopes to launch a series of start-ups that will see the city’s largely dormant live music scene provide a model for COVID-19 responsible, financially viable shows.
“To put it bluntly, we are not even focused on making money,” said essay co-founder Kindrick Eves. “It’s all about bringing music back to Seattle.”
For the Black Tones show, the organizers of the proven contest hope to bring more events to other venues, they have certainly found a unique setting. Under the water-covered air pavilion, fans will sit in capsules of two or four people at a distance of 8 feet, 20 feet from the stage, in museum exhibit planes, including early Boeing carriers, and World War II bombers. (Artists will get off the Boeing 787 Dreamliner before taking the stage.) Tickets range from $ 80 to $ 160, equating to $ 40 per head, with less than 10 capsules left in the second half of Wednesday.
It will not be the first rock show at the Reactive Central Museum, as the Flight Museum tried to hold a closed concert series in 2013, although it flew off the runway. Since its acquisition of the 3.2-hectare aviation pavilion, the facility has held private events – an annual beer festival – that can comfortably accommodate 1,500 people, says museum spokesman Ted Hueter.
“Thing is something that really brings in some revenue in a really lean period,” Hutter said of The Black Tones. “But in the long run, it was something we wanted to do for a long time, to make it commonplace for the museum to have direct offers.”
Before entering, the fans will undergo a health examination, temperature test, and volunteer staff will monitor the crowd to make sure they are wearing masks. No concessions will be made (although water will be provided), no outside food or drink will be allowed to help reduce the number of Cong meeting points կետ Masked policy.
“Because there’s so much going on with this first concert opening, we’re not going to let you eat or drink at the first concert,” said Dr. Laurel Berge, Safe & Sound Medical Advisor. “We really want to focus on music, we can adapt to it by moving forward.”
The organizers say the event will be in line with the guidelines of Phase 2 of Governor’s Hey Insley Healthy Washington Reopening Program. Phase 2 allows open-air concerts at 25% capacity for up to 200 people, including artists and staff. Last week, Inslee announced that from March 22, all states in Washington will move to the third phase, which will further reduce restrictions and allow outdoor activities for up to 400 people.
Asked about outdoor concerts in particular, the governor’s spokesman said that the updated 3rd stage guidelines would be presented this week.
Safe & Sound Seattle is the brainchild of four art-minded friends and family members who have teamed up with COVID, a nonprofit aid organization started by Berge, an ambulance doctor, last year. Berge’s Help Make as Oregon Hospitals Deficient in Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) [Better] According to his website, the 50 projects distributed 19,000 insulated dresses to health workers across the region.
Eaves և Jonathan Evergreen, a musician և a music teacher who suddenly lost his job, was one of the volunteers who helped run the transformed factories that made the three necessary factories.
“We learned all this stuff about managing a nonprofit և CDC guidelines, security և protocol,” says Evergreen, Safe & Sound նախագահ նախագահ նախագահ նախագահ տնօրեն նախագահ նախագահ և և նախագահ և և և առն առն և. Եւ և և և “How can we take all this research, all this information, apply it to what we all love the most, miss, what is music, our music community?”
“Our first nonprofit organization was about extending life with PPE,” adds Eaves. “Now this experience will be about living a long life, bringing music, bringing art back.”
For this first test flight, Safe & Sound partnered with R90 Lighting և Sessions in Place, a live broadcast of Abbey Arts, which hosts several Seattle low-cost venues, including Fremont Abbey և Ballard Homestead: Safe & Sound Seattle hopes to collaborate with other venues on upcoming events. Although the response was mostly positive, organizers say Evergreen admits that some club operators have questioned whether their participation is financially worthwhile.
“Our main value was to save the Seattle musical scene,” says Evergreen. “These places are so important to Seattle’s cultural landscape. If we can somehow rely on working with them so they can throw these performances, start running on the ground again, so we’ve included them in our mission.”
Safe & Sound launches as Washington begins to crawl out of a year-long live music shutdown. A small number of bars and venues have resumed hosting indoor shows with reduced capacity. The WaMu Theater recently announced a meeting with Colombian Reggae King Maluma on September 18 to mark the region’s earliest major concert since the epidemic.
The light at the end of the tunnel was finally bright enough to see, so why start now?
“While we all hope that this epidemic is declining, this will be our new future,” said Bergen. “Why not imagine a future done right, secured by the provision of art, to advance that future?” “Because this is going to happen again.”