Psst, hey dude, you got an extra ticket and a bootleg vax pass? First concert I ever saw was YES at the Boston Garden. Today, the thought of attending a concert ever again sparks a resounding "NO." Funny how this news was withheld until after the election and tagged onto the Pfizer announcement of "success." To borrow from Freddy Mercury, "...We will we will SHOT YOU!"
From Billboard: Monday's news that
pharmaceutical company Pfizer's early results on a new COVID-19 vaccine showed a 90% efficacy rate on an initial clinical trial have given concert professionals hope that the business can start mounting a return in 2021. As part of that preparation, Ticketmaster has been working on a framework for post-pandemic fan safety that uses smart phones to verify fans' vaccination status or whether they've tested negative for the coronavirus within a 24 to 72 hour window.
Many details of the plan, which is still in development phase, will rely on three separate components -- the Ticketmaster digital ticket app, third party health information companies like CLEAR Health Pass or IBM's Digital Health Pass and testing and vaccine distribution providers like Labcorp and the CVS Minute Clinic