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Riot Fest 2021 (September 17-19, Chicago IL) Tour • Page 76

Discussion in 'Tour Forum' started by ALT/MSC/FAN, Sep 16, 2019.

  1. domotime2

    It's an Albany Expression Prestigious

    2022 i tell all my friends. It's not even about shows/festivals/concerts happening. It's about them happening and operating to at least 90% of what they used to be. Moshing, crowd surfing, just general commrodery in the crowd. I have no interest in going to shows if these things aren't happening.
  2. alkalinexandy

    Trusted Supporter

    I'm still on team "nobody knows what the fuck is going to happen," but I'm hopeful that by end of summer/early fall larger scale events will be in full effect and we'll have enough people vaccinated that the virus will be a pretty insignificant concern. It all hinges on a vaccine, which is beyond our control.

    I just need to keep hoping for that, even tough every time it happens I find myself kicking the can down the road again and re-calibrating my expectations as to when it might actually happen.

    2022 feels like a sure thing, but if I think about waiting another 14+ months to see live music? It's going to wear on me thinking about all of the venues that will be out of business at that point, the festivals that won't be able to bear the weight, the bands that might break up, artists who will pass away, etc.

    I gotta take it day by day. But I heartily applaud everyone who can mentally handle being ultra-realistic about it. Haha. And I mean that sincerely!

    I'm with you. Not so much with moshing or crowd-surfing, but I really don't feel like attending a festival of any sort with required social distancing. I could definitely see myself attending a live show in that setting. But I'm not much for the pit, these days, and at festivals I almost always find myself toward the back in a wide open space anyway...

    But part of the appeal of a festival like Riot Fest is being able to "live in it" for a few days. Watch a few songs by some reunited punk band you only kinda sorta are curious about, turn around and see an upstart emo band on another stage followed by a legacy hip-hop act on another. All at the same time. High-fives from strangers because they recognize the band on your t-shirt. Overhearing a drunken guy slur something about the way his nachos taste. All that stuff.

    I don't want it without that. It would feel too sterile.

    The tricky bit about outdoor festivals is the number of bands versus the number of attendees. Something like Riot Fest would lose the "scale" that they gain by having so many artists and stages if you implement the proper measures, I think. It limits the number of attendees.

    I do think we might see more small-scale outdoor things next summer if we aren't quite back to normal (like a Punk in Drublic or that Sad Summer Festival thing). But certainly nothing as large scale as Riot Fest in its current form.
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  3. colorlesscliche

    Trusted Prestigious

    I've seen TFB twice (once in the summer and once last week). It really is such a huge relief listening to live music. Especially when you have front row seats both times.
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  4. JaggySnake83


    Let's say that a vaccine comes out to the public around May-June... Can a festival demand that everyone that comes in shows proof of vaccination?
  5. mattfreaksmeout

    Trusted Supporter

    I've also really been wondering about this. I have no idea the legality of that, but it sure would get me first in line for the vaccine. I'll be the guinea pig if it means I can see MCR at Riot Fest 2021
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  6. alkalinexandy

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    I don't know the laws around that either, but I would imagine doing something like that is legal.

    That being said, I doubt that happens. It would be a logistical nightmare, and I'd imagine a significant chunk of people would purchase a ticket without reading the rules, etc. I just don't see anybody wanting to take that burden on.
  7. sam_might_say

    Hi, Friend

    Plus, I imagine a bunch of people wouldn’t comply and try to get in vax-free. That would be a nightmare
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  8. alkalinexandy

    Trusted Supporter

    I think that would be the biggest thing holding them back from even trying it (fear of having to deal with the logistics of what might go down if that were to happen).
  9. KindaFatMike


    at least there is one step in the right direction now.
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  10. colorlesscliche

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  11. Cmoney86


  12. colorlesscliche

    Trusted Prestigious

    “It was widely misreported yesterday that Ticketmaster will be requiring vaccine status/test results for future events,” the company says. “This is not true. Ticketmaster does not have the power to set policies around safety/entry requirements, which would include vaccines and/or testing protocols. That is up to the discretion of the event organizer. We are indeed exploring these options, but it is still only a potential concept. And Ticketmaster will not be able to require such parameters — it would always be up to the event organizer.”

    So basically not of it was true, at all. Why it was reported in the first place is beyond me.
  13. alkalinexandy

    Trusted Supporter

    Also: Is Riot Fest even affiliated with Ticketmaster?
  14. Cgarnsay


  15. alkalinexandy

    Trusted Supporter

    I didn't think so. But who the hell knows what Ticketmaster owns at this point, which is why I asked. Hah.

    Anyway. That means it won't affect Riot Fest. But, depending on how this vaccine thing all rolls out and what cases are like next year, RF may put their own rules in place.
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  16. Cmoney86


    if anything gets passed it would be all large events. so riot fest would be affected even if theres no affiliation to ticketmaster. im sure all the ticket selling companies would have to follow the same/similar guidelines. wouldnt just be concerts. would be football baseball basketball and hockey and soccer.

    but from what the update said it sounds like it would be up to venues and individual tours to implement something
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