Coming back to clubs and festivals is the second most wanted thing in our world right now (first being getting rid of Covid). Being safe is a big part of it and clever people in Barcelona are trying to figure this all out by their trial events. And you know what? It looks like a success so far and it might be possible in foreseeable future.
The event, named PRIMACOV, hosted 1,042 people in the 1,600-capacity Sala Apolo venue in Barcelona, with local DJs playing. In a statement, the PRIMACOV team (Primavera Sound festival working alongside the Hospital Germans Trias in Barcelona and the Fight AIDS and Infectious Diseases Foundations) used rapid COVID tests that delivers results in 15 minutes. Every attendee had to test negative before entering the event. As they stated: “That was, precisely, the objective of this study: to validate these kind of tests as an extremely useful tool to be able to carry out any type of event, whether musical or not, without social distancing.”