Music fans might have to wait much longer to return to normal concert life while COVID-19 is still present according to Lollapalooza co-founder and talent agent Marc Geiger.
Geiger said of the return of concerts on The Bob Lefsetz Podcast, “In my humble opinion, it’s going to be 2022. It’s going to take that long before, what I call, the germaphobic economy is slowly killed off and replaced by the claustrophobia economy — that’s when people want to get out and go out to dinner and have their lives, go to festivals and shows.”
Geiger continued, “It’s my instinct, that’s going to take a while because super-spreader events — sports, shows, festivals, etc. — aren’t going to do too well when the virus is this present.”
Geiger also noted there are “probably 20” roadblocks standing in the way of concerts fully going back to normal, from the active spread of coronavirus to venues and promoters having to deal with new insurance and liability issues.