JPMC wrote:I didn't intend to ruffle feathers with the miracles comment. I doubt there is much bloodstock can do if there are problems. Right now the team are balancing:
- Bands (and staff possibly?) physically able to get here with the travel restrictions in place
- The entire audience having received vaccinations prior to the event
- People engaging in some sort of test and trace system
- People being honest about the above
- People being confident that people are being honest about the above
- The variant strains, whether they are covered by the present vaccines or not and if they present any complications with opening up the world again
In fairness, none of this is in Bloodstock's control and like you I hope for the best too. However I don't think it's remotely time to count our chickens yet! Despite the overall feeling that we're back to business as usual, I don't think it's quite the case. Maybe by August it will be and you can all tell me I told you so. And I'll drink to that! But it's an awful lot to accomplish in 155 days!
I agree it seems so far away that everything will be fine in 155 days, but if the government keep there promise of having everyone vaccinated by July, and providing no superstrain comes along there's no reason why it can't. People seem to have this defeatist attitude when it comes to COVID, they can't imagine life without it anymore, but things will go back to normal eventually, even if it doesn't completely go away.
Haha, I can assure you I am anything but defeatest. I really want this thing gone too! I want to get back out seeing gigs and playing them! And I'd really love a pint in a pub! I'd also love my lazy asshole workmates to come back off their furlough aka FREE PAID YEAR OFF so they can do some of my 12-14 hour workdays! I also REALLY want my gym to reopen. I have not paid penance to my second church in a year!
But I'm also a realist in that if it's going to be gone, let's make sure it's definitely gone and poses no more threat. I also have to bear in mind that myself and a couple of my compadres are immunocompromised. Luckily we've all had our shots (I've always wanted to be able to say that hahaha) but frankly we believed in BAU before during the summer and it spanked us.
I'm just cautious that we don't repeat events. While I'm sure those who are immuno compromised will take steps to protect themselves,
But I do hear you, there are those that don't want it to end. From what I can see, the furlough lovers watching netflix all day, trying to get me to play some online game with them while I'm doing their work. While I understand furlough types have their own problems frankly I'm envious of the paid year off everyone else seems to have had. And yep, I don't have any other words to describe it. I'm also mega pissed at how much most of them have simply wasted the time savagely! I'd have had three albums written by now! But I digress...
So yep, I really want it over, this year has been total suck. But like I say, I want it over properly.
Whatever bloodstock do is what they do. I do have a small hope that in 155 days we'll all be in a field, on a bright Thursday morning (or Wednesday rather) with a load of camping gear and far too much beer. (Actually I'll stay on the coffee if that's cool)