January 15th, 2021. It’s been around a year since The Fusion Press has covered any major live shows. Covering Aaron Lewis as he goes on tour therefore, is how we are going to mark the new year!
The venue opened its doors at 7 PM, and the show started at 8 PM. The concert was different than typical shows, however. Before the show began, special requirements had to be met to ensure the safety of the concert goers.
**(THIS WAS A REDUCED CAPACITY, SOCIALLY DISTANT, RESERVED SEATED EVENT. TABLES, SEATS, AND SECTIONS ARE TO BE PURCHASED TOGETHER FOR EACH PARTY. SEATING WAS THEN SEPARATED FURTHER TO ENSURE MAXIMUM SAFETY. NAMES OF EACH ATTENDEE REQUIRED UPON PURCHASE. MASKS ARE REQUIRED TO ENTER AND MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES. THE ONLY EXCEPTION IS WHEN ACTIVELY EATING OR DRINKING.)
ALSO PER MARATHONS MUSICS INSTRUCTIONS THESE WERE ALSO THE SAFETY STANDARDS, AND GUIDELINES PUT IN PLACE FOR THE NIGHT:
The safety of artists, guests, and employees is our top priority. Health & safety procedures are followed daily. However, we will enforce the following to ensure everyone stays healthy as we bring live events back. For additional safety procedures, please visit marathonmusicworks.com/faqs.
- Socially distanced, reserved seated areas
- Mask required at all times unless actively eating/drinking
- Temperature checks upon entry
- Sanitation procedures throughout
*Safety requirements and procedures are subject to change based on local & federal regulations and/or mandates.
Enjoying the Music Again
Fans are delighted that after not being able to experience music the way they could before, they finally have a way to enjoy concerts and experience a fun night. Marathon Music provided a spacious venue to ensure that people could come out and enjoy the show, that everyone would be able to have a great time, and that they didn’t have to worry about any issues. That was a great way to relieve people’s worries and doubts. During this time, when the pandemic is still wreaking its havoc, it was terrific that Marathon Music was able to help people feel safe. It was wonderful to see so many people be able to enjoy the wonder of music again and have a night that felt more normal than anything they’d experienced in a long while.
Aaron Goes Acoustic
Fans also enjoyed a fun and relaxed atmosphere that made the show even better while Aaron sang. Ira Dean, the bassist from Trick Pony, opened for Aaron. He gave fans an acoustic set that fans loved.
Aaron followed by sitting on a stool and delivering a unique acoustic set of his own. That gave the music goers a great night out with friends and family. It also felt more personal as he was one-on-one with the audience and could express himself easily to the people watching. Mixing older songs and the new songs from his latest album and tour gave longtime fans and newer fans something to listen to and enjoy, providing them with an unforgettable experience that will have them wanting more.
Photo Credits: Von Reisch