You Could Have Been at a Rock Show Tonight, But…
You could have had the time of your life.
Monday night, the Foo Fighters played Albuquerque, New Mexico. We couldn't get them to add a date in Lubbock, but we were heard. Drummer Taylor Hawkin's side project, Chevy Metal, was penciled in for a show at the Lone Star Events Center.
So, what happened?
After seeing low vaccination rates and a poll stating a low willingness to show proof of vaccination, the offer to have them play here was pulled. It was felt that just way too few people were willing to make a small sacrifice to attend the show.
Chevy Metal plays what they call "Dirt Rock," covering Van Halen, Queen, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Black Sabbath and more. It's a non-stop party and it's led by the drummer of the Foo Fighters. Generally, they play to an audience in the 2,000-4,000 range.
The Foo Fighters have too much to lose if one of their members or crew comes down with COVID-19 (and it's already happened at least once), so they insist that the Chevy Metal shows require proof of vaccination (at least they did as of a few weeks back).
You may be thinking, 'Chevy Metal...who cares?' But it could have been the perfect opportunity to put Lubbock on the Foo Fighters radar. Since it was the last date of the current run of Foo Fighters dates, we had a secret hope that Dave would tag along for the trip to Lubbock.
So I guess the anti-vax folks got their "freedom," while us rockers got the shaft. I'm sorry, but there are real-world repercussions to everything we do or don't do. At the end of the day, I guess you have to decide if it's worth it.
We could have been enjoying some kickass tunes tonight under the stars, but I guess it's another Netflix Tuesday night.
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