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The No Masks Music Concert

By Rediff Get Ahead
May 13, 2021 10:03 IST
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Live music returned to Liverpool, the birthplace of The Beatles, after almost a year since the pandemic hit.

This time around it was a one-off music festival to test whether such events spread coronavirus.

Thousands gathered to witness a mask-free concert, where social distancing was not the norm anymore.

IMAGE: This was the first 'near-normal' music concert to take place since the pandemic hit Liverpool.
5,000 people attended the music festival as part of a national research programme assessing the risk of COVID-19 transmission with no masks and no social distancing.
All Photographs: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

 

IMAGE: British band Blossoms performs live.
Look closer, none of the band members are wearing masks.

 

 

IMAGE: Music fans were thrilled to leave their masks at home.

 

IMAGE: But hand sanitisers were encouraged at the venue.

 

IMAGE: The concert hoped to bring good times back.

 

IMAGE: People were not scared to hold hands and dance freely in a public space without social distancing after almost a year.

Concept: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com

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