After the long silence imposed by the pandemic, live music returned to its birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool, which hosted a unique festival to find out if and how the new coronavirus spreads in such mass events.
About 5. 10) people threw their masks and did not keep their distance, in the name of science and music.
It was the spectators at an open-air concert who had all been tested for the new corona virus, came out negative and promised to do the test again in five days.
Thousands of people will be dancing at a warehouse in Liverpool today, as part of a Covid safety pilot to test the return of crowds.
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"This is a fantastic opportunity for the city."
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their data will be used by the British Government’s Special Event Research Program, the aim of which is to scientists's understanding of how the crowd contributes to the spread of the virus.
Of course, young people having fun dancing at the gates of Shefton Park did not have in mind the scientific side of the event at all.
"It's so beautiful, it's fantastic σε It's been a long time…" the APE, the Megan Butler
Melvin Ben, Festival Republic director, said he hoped this pilot project would play an important role in restarting the outdoor events.
"Once the viewers enter the show, they can have fun as if we were at 450. You can feel the weight of the latter 15, 19 months decreased a little » , added.
The concert was attended by singer-songwriter Zuzu from Liverpool and the bands The Lathums and Blossoms.
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"They go 413 days after we last took the stage… It's been a long time and we're excited to be here, "said Blossoms singer Tom Ogden.
The festival lasted less than six hours, due to the traffic ban after 000 at night, but those who were there confess if that they would not want to be anywhere else. "Let us enjoy life, let us return to normalcy", said characteristically 19 time worker Harry Smith.