May 18 in Arkansas, Bishop Gunn frontman Travis McCready has performed the first live concert in the United States since the lockdown began, also marking the country’s first-ever “socially distanced” live show.
The concertgoers were placed in “fan pods” located six feet (2m) apart from each other, as the venue’s 1,100-person capacity was cut down to 229 seats.
All concertgoers had to have their temperatures were registered at the entrance and were required to wear face masks at all times.
Furthermore, bathrooms were limited to 10 people at a time with high sanitary standards maintained at all times, using fog sprayers to stop the spread of bacteria before and after the event.
You can find the list of all measures below, along with some footage from the gig.
- Capacity reduced to 239, 20% of normal
- Venue sanitized before each event via fog sprayers.
- Masks required for patrons above the age of 10
- All employees are required to wear face coverings
- The performers are required to maintain a minimum of 12 feet (3.65m) from the audience
- The venue will monitor and maintain physical distancing on all lines inside and outside of the facility
- Hand sanitizer stations available at all entrances and exits and available to all patrons
- Required signage placed at all entrances and exits
- Six feet (2m) of separation from all seating groups or fan pods
- A 10-person limit in all restrooms
- All soap and paper towel dispensers will be no-touch
- Closure of bathroom fixtures to maintain six feet of distance during use
- Temperatures of attendees to be taken at entry points
- All beverages will be prepackaged or have lids
- Venue employees will be actively wiping down touch-points in venue and restrooms
— Chris May (@KATVChrisMay) May 19, 2020
Covering the socially distanced Travis McCready show at @templelivefsm.
— Max Bryan (@MBryanTimesRec) May 19, 2020