Semi-OT: What do you think will happen after social distancing?

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Do you think people will be dying to get back out to see live music(pun not intended), or do you think people are getting too used to staying in?

I'm curious as to your opinions.

I know that I am going crazy not being able to play out(or see live music), and I'm hoping the "new" novelty of seeing live music again will be VERY appealing.



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I think people are already at the breaking point of how much isolation they're willing to put up with. I do think restaurants are going to have a boom time. Music sort of depends on the economy. But I would not want to be manning a picket line in front of Outback when this is over.
 

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I don't think they are going to want to stay isolated. Thanks to digital connectivity, I think people were already about as far in actual social retreat as they could go. They could modulate and control it. Now they can't. They will be bustin' out.

Of course I'm trying to be optimistic about musicians' chances in the future.
 

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I do think restaurants will boom, but I also think people will be a bit paranoid about being close to strangers for some time.

I think handshakes will not be looked at the same way, maybe never again.
 

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The phrase
"in these difficult economic times"
returns.
 
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I've always been able to endure isolation for months at a time, so my experience is not going to mirror general society.

I do think that many of the dive type bars will die out if the pandemic goes on for longer than six more months. I am not sure if folks coming in behind them and trying their hand at restarting them will be as successful, especially if other forms of socializing are 'discovered' to fill the vacuum and take hold.

Restaurants may find that their business model will transform from dining in to take out for a few reasons. First, families or couples may come to enjoy the closeness of eating together at home that was forced upon them by quarantines and social distancing rules. Second, it may be more profitable to businesses to focus on take-out.

As for live music, DJs, karaoke and other forms have been quietly replacing musicians (at least where I am) for well over a decade. The bar bands of today may wind up going the way of the big bands in the late 40s through mid 50s.

Change is inevitable ... except from a vending machine. I think some pivoting is in the future.
 

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In 9 months the most common name for new baby girls (there will be lots of them) will be Corona.
 

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Do you think people will be dying to get back out to see live music(pun not intended), or do you think people are getting too used to staying in?

I'm curious as to your opinions.

I know that I am going crazy not being able to play out(or see live music), and I'm hoping the "new" novelty of seeing live music again will be VERY appealing.



Dan
Psychologically, you'll see more people become agoraphobic and you'll probably see a big difference at typically large events, I doubt they'll ever be as large as they were in 2019.
 

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Live music was already on a ventilator before this happened. I think there will always be someone making a killing. But I think this is going to slash the ranks of professional musicians everywhere but at the tippy top.
 

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will the club owners want to hire live music ? after the hit they have taken , its hard to say.
they have to get the shot to really make it safe again , until then you are on your own. these lockdowns are to brace the medical comunity , they had to slow it down , but the virus will be here until they get a shot.

i think people will want to socialise in some way at something like a restaurant or coffee shop . but, i dont know how this will all play out. how will the young people react ? they will dictate how this goes
 

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In 9 months the most common name for new baby girls (there will be lots of them) will be Corona.
so you can reminded every time you call your kid , for the rest of your days? RETHINk that......like nam\ing her hiroshima
 

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so you can reminded every time you call your kid , for the rest of your days? RETHINk that......like nam\ing her hiroshima
Sigh. Sorry you took that part of the comment seriously, friend. This: "[Political commentary redacted.]" was what I really wanted to say. Let me explain that purposeful and NOT redacted statement, so you don't misunderstand. I believe that this subject can not be seriously discussed without violating the rules of this board. Suggesting that I had to redact statements more than implies that.
 
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Do you think people will be dying to get back out to see live music(pun not intended), or do you think people are getting too used to staying in?

I'm curious as to your opinions.

I know that I am going crazy not being able to play out(or see live music), and I'm hoping the "new" novelty of seeing live music again will be VERY appealing.



Dan
I think it'll be pretty quick. Isolation is a bit of a novelty at first, as the weeks go by there's going to be a real longing for the public interaction we're used to... it'll be borderline nostalgic, but everyone will be yearning to go out to a restaurant/bar/live music venue/festival/sporting event/etc.

That being said, we might as well get used to it for now, we're all going to be doing this for a while. Numbers in the US, particularly NYC, are staggering. Stay safe, y'all.
 

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It's gonna be really interesting to see how many of the bars and restaurants will survive this. I know that many of my local favorites were operating at very thin margins as it was, and in talking with the owners of some of them, they don't expect to reopen.
One of the best live music clubs in town was sold to a new owner literally days before all clubs were closed throughout the state. Ouch.
 

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I do think restaurants will boom, but I also think people will be a bit paranoid about being close to strangers for some time.

I think handshakes will not be looked at the same way, maybe never again.
Yes it's a brand new world. Good or bad it will never be like it was.
 

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It seems relatively early with this whole thing, so it's really difficult to hypothesize what will happen. I'm hoping we'll be more careful about hygiene (hand washing, sneezing/coughing, etc) once this is no longer such a threat, but I don't see that lasting too long. I've long been a fan of the fist bump over the handshake for this reason. We as a species forget these thing really quickly and go back to our old habits pretty quick.

I'm guessing there will be a surge once we get the "All Clear" - at least a hesitant surge. Depending on how long this lasts, I'm sure there will be some habits of social distancing going on for a little bit, but that'll fade away shortly.
 

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A buddy of mine who works at Mt. Sinai here in the Big Apple sent me this. See it through. It's truth is ridiculously reassuring.
If you have been using common sense, keeping your distance and WASHING YOUR HANDS your're golden.

 
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