Nov. 1, 2021

A Long Way Back To "Normal"

A Long Way Back To "Normal"

I think we can all agree that it's been one hell of a covid induced roller-coaster ride over the past couple of years, and one of the industries that felt that the most involved touring musicians. From non-stop touring for years, to closing up shop...


I think we can all agree that it's been one hell of a covid induced roller-coaster ride over the past couple of years, and one of the industries that felt that the most involved touring musicians. From non-stop touring for years, to closing up shop (what seemed like overnight), while everyone involved in the industry was left scratching their heads.

When we started this podcast, we had the idea of being able to talk to you guys about our various concert-going experiences, and that idea quickly became a thought of the past as we watched the world quite literally shut down. It seemed as if our idea had been put to rest before we even had the chance to take a crack at it.

Fast forward to now, and as things slowly start their ascent back to "normalcy", we've started seeing the long-awaited return of live music. One of the most challenging things about this is trying to navigate the new "normal" that has become venturing to a live music venue. Russ has found out that the more you do it, the easier it gets. But it's hard to get back in the swing of things after something like a global pandemic. The entire thing kind of sits in the back of your head and as soon as you get around people, you become uneasy almost automatically without even thinking about it.

So how do we navigate this still very sensitive and unknown landscape of post-pandemic concerts? We're as unsure as all of you, but there is no way in hell we're going to sit here and not try and figure it out. If you're ready, we're ready.

Will the industry be the"same"? Probably not. Will we get back to where we once were? We will undoubtedly be someplace similar—hopefully sooner, rather than later, but truthfully only time will tell. Though things will likely play out differently than they once did, that doesn't mean that different is bad. Change can be good, even if it isn't a change you saw coming. Plus, maybe Kyle will get his wish and people will finally stay the hell away from him at shows. It's season 4, episode 18 of your favorite band's, favorite sound guy's, favorite music podcast. LET'S GO!!!

Keep up with all of the music we talk about in each episode by listening to the Infectious Groove Podcast Companion Songs playlist, exclusively on Spotify.

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