Posted by Gareth Icke Posted on 13 August 2020

UK’s first UNsocially distanced gig with fans sitting in pens to watch Sam Fender

The UK’s first ever socially distanced gig took place in Newcastle on Tuesday evening.

Musician Sam Fender took to the stage at Gosforth Park and fans watched him rock out as they sat in penned off areas.

A number of people attending the concert took to social media to share snaps from the event that showed off gated sections kitted out with tables and chairs.

Concert-goers were seated in their own viewing platforms and be able to order food and drinks to reduce the risk of the spread of coronavirus.

Proving that some music fans were not too fussed by the new normal, many praised the set-up that was worlds away from mosh pits and people bashing into one another as they swayed to the music in one massive crowd.

One typed on Twitter : “Sam Fender live in Newcastle tonight – the first socially distanced large scale concert. Very civilised. Seems to work. 600 pens with 5 family/friends per pen. Sensible loo/bar/food arrangements. It’s the future! And least for the foreseeable……”

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