New Vaccine News Has NH Live Music Venues Rejoicing
With the announcement this week and last week of two vaccines that hold promise against protecting us from the long COVID nightmare that was 2020, live music venues are setting the stage, so to speak, on how to bring back fans while keeping them safe.
According to reporting from Billboard.com, Ticketmaster is in the development phase of creating a digital ticket app that incorporates some health information. The app hopes to be able to verify whether an attendee has had a vaccine or a negative coronavirus test result within 24 to 72 hours prior to attending a Ticketmaster event, the article stated.
The thought is to bring back concerts and live sporting events by 2021 with fans in attendance, Billboard stated.
We could see this process implemented at venues like the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion in Gilford, Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, and even Gillette stadium.
The ticket purchased would be through an app, so you would not be able to pass a paper ticket to anyone else that has not gone through the screening process.
So, after you have a test or a vaccination, you would allow the testing facility such as CVS minute clinic or a testing lab to send your results to the app, according to Billboard. If you can’t provide that information, you won’t’ be able to get into the event.
As of yet, there is no app that has the approval of the Food and Drug Administration, but Ticketmaster thinks one should be forthcoming soon since many people will want to use such an app for things like airline travel, going to an amusement park, or even just your office job, according to the article.
I’m quite sure tech companies are already working on such an app and we will see it soon. Here’s hoping vaccine distribution goes off with ease.
I gotta tell you I truly miss the summer of 2019 here in NH. I saw Eric Church in Manchester, Miranda Lambert at the Bank of NH Pavillion in Gilford, Zac Brown Band also in Gilford just to name of a few.