To help curb the spread of COVID-19, mass gatherings were banned. Social distancing was enforced in communities all over the world. People were ordered to stay at home. Of course, this meant that we couldn’t travel and attend much-anticipated events all over the world. We could see our favorite artists and celebrities as they showcase their work to the fans.
But we’re hopeful now that there’s been some recent progress with the vaccine. The world is slowly opening up again. More people can travel again. Some events are being held, though at limited capacity only. Many of them are taking advantage of technology to limit physical contact, such as event-ticketing software.
With this newfound hope and the promise of a new beginning with 2021, we can’t wait for things to go back to the way they were before the pandemic. We can’t wait to attend these major events again.
Music festivals are one of the biggest events that garner hundreds of thousands of people every year. Some of us even travel to certain parts of the world, specifically for these festivals. And it’s because nothing could compare to them.
One of such annual festivals is the Glastonbury Festival. It’s a five-day event held annually in Pilton, Somerset, England. Some of the greatest musicians in history have graced the Glastonbury stage with their presence.
Paul McCartney debuted his first festival show in the United Kingdom at Glastonbury 2004. He bonded with the crowd as they sang legendary hits by the Beatles, such as “Eleanor Rigby” and “Drive My Car.” Beyoncé headlined the festival in 2011. She made a memorable impression with the crowd by singing her greatest hits at that time. But what sparked with the crowd is her nostalgic performance of Destiny’s Child hits.
The next Glastonbury Festival is scheduled for June 23 to June 27, 2021. There have been some rumors that the next event would be canceled due to the persistent threat of COVID-19. McCartney and Mel B or Scary Spice from the Spice Girls have expressed their doubts about the event pushing through. According to Emily Eaves, nothing is set in stone, one of the festival’s organizers.
Entertainment and Comic Book Conventions
Attending entertainment and comic book conventions are the best way to ignite the inner geek in us. And we all love that. We fawn (and even obsess) over our favorite movies and television shows. And we’re all secretly dying for an excuse to dress up as our favorite characters. But the best thing about attending conventions is that we get to be surrounded by people who love the same things that we love.
The San Diego Comic Convention (SDCC) is one of the biggest and most anticipated conventions worldwide. It’s a four-day event attended by hundreds of thousands of fans every year in San Diego, California.
It’s where Marvel shares the first looks and trailers on their blockbusters, months before they ever hit the cinemas. It’s where the stars of the Avengers first publicly assembled in 2011. Star Wars also debuted at the SDCC in 1976, way before it became one of the most influential movie franchises of all time.
The next SDCC is set for July 22 to July 25, 2021. Many people are worried, of course. On the other hand, many people are confident that the event organizers are taking extreme measures to ensure their attendees’ health safety.
For some of us, book fairs are the ones that ignite our inner geekiness. To be surrounded by countless works of literature could turn us into the most ravaged fans. It could make us eager to get our hands on the latest bestsellers and rarest books.
The Frankfurt Book Fair is one of the most anticipated book fairs in the world. All bibliophiles wish to attend it at least once in their lives. It’s a five-day event held in Frankfurt, Germany. If you’re on a quest to find some rare books and explore various publishers, then this festival is the best for you. Here, we can also enjoy cultural events and discussions that celebrate our most beloved literary works.
The next Frankfurt Book Fair is scheduled from October 20 to October 24, 2021.
There’s nothing better in the world than joining thousands of people that share our passion for the same music, film, TV show, and books. And we got to do that through festivals and conventions that happen all over the world.
We understand why these events had to be postponed and canceled in 2020. So what we can do for now is hope that the COVID-19 pandemic passes soon so that we could enjoy these events again without the threat of the coronavirus.