I stopped writing when COVID-19 hit. I just didn’t feel the drive to write.
The concert scene had dried up around the country. I got 3 shows in, in the first week of March. I was in attendance at the last show at Neumos. The headliners Brent Amaker Deathsquad knew how big of a deal this event could have been so in front of a 50% capacity crowd they put on one last send off before the order to shelter in place was put in place by Governor Inslee the following day.
When it became more and more apparent that not only were any plans folks had made for concerts, festivals, or conventions going to be put on hold indefinitely, but also the world would forever be changed by the virus spreading across the globe affecting the most vulnerable in our communities, I got nervous. I feel like everyone was a little optimistic in the beginning. We always wanted “time”, “time” to pursue hobbies, to exercise, to develop a skill, and now we had “time”. The world is having a mini “Oldboy” moment.
It’s been 3 months, and I’m just tired. COVID-19. Racial Tensions. Protests. BLACK LIVES MATTER! The world is different.
I think I circled back and I’m optimistic again, but who can tell what else 2020 will have in store for us?
Here’s a photo recap of Seattle from March to June 2020:
(Bands in the first 4 images: Leone, Summer Cannibals, and Brent Amaker Deathsquad)