Live Music Returns, but are Fans Ready to go Back?

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October 26, 2021

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(SUNRISE, Fla.) — Harry Styles’s Love On Tour is set to stop in South Florida on Oct. 8, but with coronavirus still raging, some fans are nervous to attend the show.

In 2019, the English pop singer announced that he would go on a 2020 world tour to support his sophomore album Fine Line. However, the tour was postponed until 2021, after COVID-19 led to a mass cancellation of live events. Now, a negative COVID-19 test or being fully vaccinated against the virus is the only way for fans to attend the concert.

However, fans who are still nervous about contracting COVID-19 at a massive concert are unable to secure refunds for tickets purchased years ago. 

Some fans who bought tickets back in 2019 have tried to sell their tickets through Ticketmaster — the same website where they initially made their purchase. They now have to weigh the options of attending the show or losing their money. 

Kristin Trujillo and her niece Briana Trujillo will be attending the show in October, but are worried about contracting COVID. 

“I bought these tickets pre-Covid for my niece’s birthday. She’s been waiting for this show for almost two years now after it was postponed in 2020,” Trujillo wrote in an email. “Honestly I was hoping it might get postponed again, but now it’s like we either risk being around people who might have Covid or we might lose a lot of money that we paid for the tickets.”

In trying to reach out to Ticketmaster, the only Fan Support service available was  through Twitter. When reached via the social media platform, a customer support agent said the event did not have a resale option through  direct message. 

Trujillo’s niece, Briana Trujillo, shared that she does worry as well but they are both vaccinated and will be wearing masks throughout the concert.

“If we just get vaccinated and wear masks, we can go back to doing these things that we love and feeling safe while doing so,” said Kristin. “It’s a small price to pay for getting back some normalcy.”

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