MARC GEIGER THINKS WE HAVE A WAY TO GO BEFORE SHOWS
Marc Geiger, co-founder of Lollapalooza and former global head of of music for William Morris Agency was recently on The Bob Lefsetz Podcast. He said the following (transcribed by Consequence Of Sound):
“It’s my instinct, that’s going to take a while because super-spreader events — sports, shows, festivals, etc. — aren’t going to do too well when the virus is this present,”
He lists a series of things that need to be taken care of before events such as concerts return, including taking steps to cure or treat the virus, there being proper spacing, and figuring out how many people can actually attend events. He feels that the virus presents an endless amount of liability. Which means most insurance companies will be walking on egg shells to support an event. If someone that goes to a show gets sick, will they be able to sue the promoter, venue, artist or team?
Even after the actual virus is handled, it won’t be the last hoop people will have to jump through to organize an event. Or for people to see a show for that matter.
Check out Marc Geiger’s interview on The Bob Lefsetz Podcast here:
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