We’re used to the fact that performing in the real world means getting up in front of people. But in the virtual world of COVID-19, stage has switched to screen and events providing the thrill of showstopper performances have all but died out. I did find one positive take on the situation, however, with a certain old hand predicting at least a partial return to normality.
Philanthropist and business mogul Bill Gates said in a recent interview with Entrepreneur Europe that he believed in the positive effect the vaccines would have and that the main wave of the virus would abate by late spring. After that, the world can start getting its lives back on track. Of course, he also said that he plans to keep wearing masks and to draw as much attention as possible to everyday hygiene. So what conclusions can we draw from this? His words all point to one thing: that people, at long last, will be able to get together in large numbers again and that there’s good reason to start planning events. Safely, and preferably outdoors rather than indoors, needless to say. Perhaps someone should make a rousing speech?
This story was first published on the Orangetime event agency’s blog.
HARDI KINNAS, CO-FOUNDER OF ANONYMOUS PRESENTERS