Performing in the age of terror
just a week ago, a suicide bomb attack on Ariane Grande's concert in Manchester, England, killed 23 adults and children and injured 116 people. Nearly three years after the batkland incident in Paris, three gunmen killed 90 spectators at a "death metal Eagle" concert. As the summer concert season begins, it raises the issue of venue security and what we can do if anything happens in the circumstances we have witnessed so far.
if you've been to any show in the past few years, the first thing you're most likely to think about is security. Despite metal detectors and (sometimes invasive) raids, one might wonder how anyone on earth could pass security with any weapon, let alone detonate a potentially deadly bomb. You may find yourself on the edge, watching your surroundings more, or standing near the exit if you need to run crazy for your life. It shouldn't be, but unfortunately, this is the world we live in now, and the higher the security we see, the better - even if it means that we have to endure a tap from time to time. The program should be a place where we can let go and watch our favorite artists bring their music to life. It starts to feel like, no matter what kind of freedom we have - shopping, watching movies, etc. - if you really indulge in it, you're slowly deprived. There's enough darkness in the world. For hardcore fans, what can we do if we can't go to a show to relieve our daily pressure? Where can we go? I think the whole music industry is suffering now; artists are worried about the safety of their fans, while music lovers are wondering whether they should risk their lives to participate in a live music night. "I definitely don't feel as carefree as I used to be, and I spend more time analyzing the behavior of people around me to see if there's anything wrong," shared Morgan McNair, a concert enthusiast. "Although there have been recent reports of terrorist events at concerts, it's normal for others to understand their surroundings. "
I admit that I was shocked after the Manchester incident. If I said I didn't think twice when I was attending the 1975 concert in Madison Square Garden last night, I lied. But I took the opportunity, and I'm glad I did, because I'm going to miss one of the most incredible shows of my life. Once the enemy sees your fear, they win. We can't let any evil force stop us from enjoying life. If it's not fearless, I don't know what it is. As for those we have lost, the only thing we can do is to continue to live in kindness.