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Well, we’re back and getting ready to get right to it with a very controversial and often triggering topic:
Yeah. We’re going there.
We’ve debated whether or not to have a full Live Talk dedicated to his subject. It can be extremely triggering, we know. So we ask that for this session, as usual, that you are courteous and thoughtful to other people’s stance on the matter. It is, after all, still a very personal choice. Whether you chose to get the vaccine, you’re someone who cannot get the vaccine due to health issues that may arise, or if you have simply chosen not to, we at C.R.E.W Coalition respect everyone’s right to choose.
With that said, it’s becoming increasingly more obvious as countries, states, counties, companies and businesses insist on proof of vaccination to enter places, events, public transportation, etc. that this may simply now become a way of life. At least for the foreseeable future.
So what does this mean for our industry? How serious are places demanding proof of vaccination or negative PCR tests taking this? Who is qualified to check this? Does having to show proof of protection discourage you from attending or working an event? Does it encourage you?
What about mandatory testing when you’re on tour, vaxxed or not? Would this make you think twice about taking on the work when there is a chance that one positive test result can ground and end weeks worth of confirmed work? Are you hesitant to get back out there as an artist or crew member? What would make you feel more secure in your decision?
Or what if you’re not so keen on vaccines? Would you choose to not participate in a tour that made vaccinations mandatory for audience members?
Join us as we discuss these topics and welcome back Brent Donnelley, who is currently out touring North America with Megadeth, as he answers some of our hard hitting questions to hopefully get us better prepared for what might be ahead when it’s time for us to lace up our stage gear and/or work boots again to get back out there.
If you or someone you know has recently been on tour or are gearing up to do so, we’d love to hear from you as well! What safety measure do you have in place to ensure that the tour goes off without a hitch? CAN there be a fail-safe plan? Are you angry about the possibility of “vaccinated only” allowed into shows? Are you skeptical of staff actually following through properly with these rules?
Again, we are fully aware that this can become heated. We can not stress enough that it is important to us that everyone feels safe and welcome in our group at all times. Please be respectful to one another and let’s have an honest, open dialogue with each other.
So I’ll come clean… I’ve been slacking BIG TIME when it comes to the blog, so I wanted to share with you what else we’ve been covering in the previous weeks, so you’re not confused as to why we went from EPS16 to EPS19 since our last post on July 25th.
It became increasingly obvious that a lot of people were away during the second half of the summer. We decided to simply post in the C.R.E.W Coalition Community, (which we HIGHLY encourage you to join) to keep everyone updated. However we realize that not everyone is on the ol’ Facebook and may have missed out on some topics of interest. So please do let us know if you’d like us to go over anything again that you feel is relevant.
In addition, we took one week off and for the past 3 weeks, we have simply had some casual chats with whoever was free to join, to continue discussing what is going on in our current locations. There was some good, promising news, but also plenty of discouraging news as rules and regulations continue to consistently change with no real rhyme or reason. Sadly, we at C.R.E.W Coalition believe we’re far from being out of the woods.
Looking ahead to the rest of this month, we want to get back to focusing on C.R.E.W’s mission and how we can help you. Coming up in September, look forward to live career coaching to help you find out what your side hustle can be in times of turmoil and crisis. Not just during a pandemic, but beyond. We’ll also speak to guests who have learned how to make a side hustle and/or career out of their hobbies in the music business to hopefully spark some creativity back into those of us who may need it, or just want to hear some feel good stories.
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As usual…. a few reminders.
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