Thursday, 9 April 2020

Bluesfest - a lament

We were meant to be at Bluesfest this weekend, and while there's personal disappointment, a bigger loss was made with the death of John Prine with COVID19 complications. It just sort of hit a little closer to home the mess that we're in. And I hope that's as close to home as it gets, given I know a number of doctors on the Covid Teams around the city, as well as teachers who are my age, so at high risk too.

On Bluesfest, I miss being in a crowd. I miss the energy you get from shared live music. I miss the sheer joy of it all. I miss being in that festival bubble.

There is a spotify playlist of the artists that were coming for the 2020 event and this clip from last year really made me smile.

I guess all we can do is start planning for the next one, and go to those events we can, as soon as we can.

Think of those that we have lost forever with this disease, and work hard to keep that number as low as possible.

Stay home and stay safe.

I'll leave it to John Prine for the last words.

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  1. I definitely would plant the next BluesFest

  2. ...John Prine's death head me hard! I hope that he is having a blast in heaven.

    1. Yeah. The fact that we were meant to be seeing him at Bluesfest really made it hit home. A month ago he was planning on heading to Australia to perform and now...SIGH.

  3. That looks like so much fun!
    Thanks for sharing at