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To the untrained eye, it may seem like everything is pretty much back to normal throughout a good many places in the world. Gone are mandatory masks and social distancing requirements in many places. Gigs are seemingly back in full swing. Crew shortages are becoming more apparent in some areas, meaning in theory, there should be plenty of work for everyone who wants to work again (still) in live events.
But the sad fact of the matter is, this is still very far from the reality so many of us still face.
From a personal perspective, after canceling 289 shows last year, 2021 will be ending on an additional 276 shows canceled for FlyingFox artists, and for me personally as not only the company owner, but as a freelance tour manager / production manager and event manager for external artists and companies.
While I’m sure we’re all incredibly happy to see so many of our friends and colleagues post those old familiar pictures from site, there is still a level of massive frustration when you can’t join in on the fun, especially if your prime source of income comes from touring.
Is your livelihood still affected due to the uncertainty involved with touring right now? Or is your calendar filled up with optimism as some of your artists push ahead, consequences be damned.
Or are you a fan who is confused as to why some artists are still canceling shows, while others are going ahead?
There’s a lot to discuss tonight. We hope you’ll join us at 20:00 CEST / 19:00 BST / 2PM EST / 11 AM PST.
As usual…. a few reminders.
This is an open forum and we want to hear from everyone who wants to speak. We LOVE the enthusiasm these bring out in everyone, but let’s be respectful to our fellow C.R.E.W members.
Please be sure to mute your mic upon entering the Zoom. Once we’re all in, we’ll go through a very brief introduction of ourselves so we know who is in the room. One minute or less. We’ll kick off the conversation with a current topic and let the conversation flow from there.
PLEASE use the little “raise your hand” emoji in the reactions bar located at the bottom of the Zoom screen if you’d like to say something and one of our moderators will call on you. Be sure to utilize the chat as well if you’d like to add something or share information with the rest of the participants.
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