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Sun Aug 29, 2021, 08:06 AM

Neil Young Says Covid-Era Concerts Are Irresponsible: "These Are Super-Spreader Events"

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AUGUST 27, 2021 1:09 PM BY PETER HELMAN

"Neil Young announced last week that he was dropping out of Farm Aid 2021 due to COVID safety concerns. “I don’t want to let anybody down, but still can’t shake the feeling that it might not be safe for everyone. I worry about audiences coming together in these times,” Young wrote. “My soul tells me it would be wrong to risk having anyone die because they wanted to hear music and be with friends.” And now, in another blog post on his official Neil Young Archives website entitled “Concerts And Covid,” Young has blasted big concert promoters for continuing touring and spreading the virus.

“The big promoters, if they had the awareness, could stop these shows,” Young wrote."

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Reply Neil Young Says Covid-Era Concerts Are Irresponsible: "These Are Super-Spreader Events" (Original post)
MisterNiceKitty Aug 2021 OP
TeslaNova Aug 2021 #1
MisterNiceKitty Aug 2021 #7
hlthe2b Aug 2021 #10
Jim G. Aug 2021 #2
Submariner Aug 2021 #3
MisterNiceKitty Aug 2021 #8
nitpicker Aug 2021 #11
MisterNiceKitty Aug 2021 #15
Ms. Toad Aug 2021 #18
2naSalit Aug 2021 #4
70sEraVet Aug 2021 #5
Arkansas Granny Aug 2021 #6
VGNonly Aug 2021 #9
nitpicker Aug 2021 #12
MisterNiceKitty Aug 2021 #16
Rebl2 Aug 2021 #13
Traildogbob Aug 2021 #14
AmBlue Aug 2021 #17
MisterNiceKitty Aug 2021 #22
crickets Aug 2021 #19
Tree Lady Aug 2021 #20
MisterNiceKitty Aug 2021 #24
turbinetree Aug 2021 #21
totodeinhere Aug 2021 #23
maxsolomon Aug 2021 #25

Response to MisterNiceKitty (Original post)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 08:15 AM

1. Neil is the man

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Response to TeslaNova (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 09:07 AM

7. May have to pick up the Neil Young archives

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Response to TeslaNova (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 10:37 AM

10. Indeed. He has been one of the better role models in music, for sure.

And I have a tremendous respect for him personally.

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Response to MisterNiceKitty (Original post)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 08:15 AM

2. Not Being Able To See Live Music...

Is one of the things about the pandemic that has affected me the most.

But Neil's absolutely correct, until this is under control it doesn't make any sense to risk lives or people's long-term health.


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Response to MisterNiceKitty (Original post)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 08:17 AM

3. I just saw a TV ad for the U.S. Open tennis show in NY

Two weeks of cheese and wine partying in NY watching people whacking a fur ball back and forth while grunting at each other, all the while helping keep this f*cking disease on the front burner so more can die needlessly. Thanks tennis fans.

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Response to Submariner (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 09:07 AM

8. just posted about this -

no masks and honor system for the rest....

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Response to nitpicker (Reply #11)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 11:38 AM

15. saw that - isn't full protection two shots?

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Response to MisterNiceKitty (Reply #15)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 02:47 PM

18. Yes -

But this is a major improvement from a day or so earlier when the US Open said, irresponsibly:

Fans won’t need to mask up or show proof of vaccination to attend.

“The goal is not to prevent all cases of COVID. The goal, really, is to be certain that we don’t have an outbreak of COVID that’s going to be unusual or that we would regret,” Dr. Brian Hainline, a U.S. Tennis Association first vice president and member of its medical advisory group, said on a conference call with reporters on Wednesday. “We’re still relying on the goodwill of people. The unvaccinated — although it’s not going to be enforced — they really should be wearing masks. I expect many vaccinated individuals are going to be wearing masks, as well.”


https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2021/08/27/us-open-2021-no-masks/

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Response to MisterNiceKitty (Original post)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 08:26 AM

4. It's all about the Banjamins, baby.

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Response to MisterNiceKitty (Original post)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 08:47 AM

5. Hats off to Neil

A man of conscience!

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Response to MisterNiceKitty (Original post)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 08:56 AM

6. Thank you, Neil. I wish more people had that level of caring and responsibility.

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Response to MisterNiceKitty (Original post)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 09:52 AM

9. On the other hand

Clapton and Morrison...

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Response to MisterNiceKitty (Original post)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 10:52 AM

12. The CBS Sunday show

Just had a retrospective on CSNY.

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Response to nitpicker (Reply #12)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 11:38 AM

16. thanks that could be on the website soon

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Response to MisterNiceKitty (Original post)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 10:53 AM

13. Have to agree

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Response to MisterNiceKitty (Original post)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 11:04 AM

14. Bravo Neil and Sting

And others that give a fuck about their fans more than cash to stack up on their piles of other cash. Fuck Eric, and I have loved him for decades, own basically everything he has ever recorded.
Stopped going to live shows a long while back. Pay a hundred plus dollars and all you can see is cell phones of everybody in front of you. Neil is as down to earth as you can get. But please, Kid Rock, Nugent, and Lee Greenwood, pack those Halls, no masks and no vaxxers, hurry this thing along. Do as many as possible before 2022. Give horse paste with that $10 plastic red cup of room temp half piss and half draft beer. YeeHa!!!!!Freedumb!!!!!God bless MurKKKa.

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Response to MisterNiceKitty (Original post)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 02:40 PM

17. They should do online concerts

I know it's not the same as in-person but some artists are successfully using online venues.

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Response to AmBlue (Reply #17)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 03:03 PM

22. Yes, Broadway I understand may be looking into something like this

I think that could work

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Response to MisterNiceKitty (Original post)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 02:50 PM

19. Good for you, Neil. Be the adult in the room. 💙

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Response to MisterNiceKitty (Original post)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 02:55 PM

20. I liked in the beginning of covid when concerts

Were live on tv, they could do that and have people call in or text to pay.

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Response to Tree Lady (Reply #20)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 03:05 PM

24. sure like pay per view tv in days of yore

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Response to MisterNiceKitty (Original post)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 02:59 PM

21. Hey Neil....really like and have always liked you and your songs, but Eric Clapton...

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Response to MisterNiceKitty (Original post)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 03:05 PM

23. I agree completely.

No live concerts should be allowed. it is too dangerous for even fully vaccinated people to attend live concerts.

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Response to MisterNiceKitty (Original post)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 03:28 PM

25. Lollapalooza pulled it off. Nothing will be 100% safe.

hundreds of 1,000s, outside, vaxxed, masked. only 250 or so reported cases.

Trying to find a balance is the trick here.

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