Well, I guess this will be a good test of how concerts will go in the post-coronavirus world. A venue in Arkansas, TempleLive in Fort Smith, is planning to go ahead with their scheduled Travis McCready solo acoustic show on May 15th. The seating areas will be broken down into ‘fan pods‘ as Ticketmaster is referring to them. You can see a seating diagram below of how they plan on the seating pods set up. The blue dots in the picture will be occupied seats, and the grey dots will be empty seats. The ‘fan pods’ are available in groups of two to twelve seats together. The ‘Pods’ would be at least 6 feet apart, and must be purchased all together. For this specific venue, TempleLive, they can usually hold about 1,100 people, but in following guidelines it will be reduced to hold only 20% of capacity, about 230 seats. Everyone must wear face masks, AND your temperature will be taken before you enter the venue. There’s also special precautions that will be taken with beverages, bathroom capacity, and hands free facilities. The venue will also use one-way walkways for attendees to enter and leave through. Check out the ‘fan pods’ idea in the picture below.
Written and Posted by Wayne Goldberg