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Ticketmaster Is Going to Make You Prove You Ain’t Got the ‘Rona When Concerts Start Up Again

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Things are going to be a lot different when concerts start up again.  Ticketmaster is working on a system where you’ll have to either prove you’ve been vaccinated OR test negative in advance to even get past the gate.

Here’s how it’ll work:  After buying a ticket, you’ll either have to verify that you’ve been vaccinated within a certain window . . . or you’ll have to test negative 24 to 48 hours before the show.  It’ll be done through the Ticketmaster app before you even show up.

One official who’s helping entertainment companies establish COVID-19 strategies says, quote, “Integrating ticketing platforms with the guests verified testing results is one key way to reimagine how we’re going to get fans back to live events.”

Ticketmaster’s plan is still several months off from being finalized, and could face legal hurdles – like whether it’s permissible to share vaccination results. For me though, this seems like a no-brainer. You are by no means being FORCED to share your personal information, but if you want to go check out a live show, I think there are MANY people who would gladly share it for a piece of normalcy that concerts provide.

Consequence of Sound did a nice write up on it. Read it here:

Ticketmaster will require fans to verify COVID-19 vaccination or negative test prior to attending events

This week brought news that Pfizer is well on its way to developing an effective vaccine for coronavirus, which could be available to the general public by next spring or summer. At that point, live music and other entertainment industries involving mass gatherings will *finally* begin to ramp back up.

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