I wasn’t sure what live music would be like post-COVID, but this past July 4th weekend in the small town of Buena Vista, CO assured any fears. Social distancing, hygiene stations, and the works were in play to keep concert attendees safe and sound.
For the first time in what feels like forever time, I was able to interact with friends in the community at a concert. There is a certain power to the collective “we” and a shared experience. A thunderstorm that shutters us to the porches, the “drop” after a big crescendo from Polish Ambassador, all together, as one.
Confined to abodes and homes, we all fired up the Bluetooth speakers and experienced a depth and breadth of music we probably haven’t previously encountered because of a circumstance. And while that circumstance is awful, we persevered with the power of eternal music, listened to our favorites, discovered new gems, and LISTENED more than ever before.