I have 175 photos and one video from when I saw Arkona in 2019. A common criticism of amateur photographers like myself is that we take so many photos but never look at them and we take videos but never watch them. Well, my thirty-second video was a blast! Its audio shifts from channels to one randomly, twice, but until COVID-19 is a predictable virus that we can treat, photos like these will be my concert experiences.
I have thousands of concert photos I’ve taken over the years and sometimes there will be months where nothing will happen. Three, and possibly more – we’ll know by this essay’s publication – concerts I was planning to go to were postponed either indefinitely or until some to-be-determined date. It’s scary considering how we’ll live if we’re acting irrationally and with panic. Whenever I’d go to concerts, I might occasionally feel sick, but not for flu-like reasons.