A large concert held in Central Park to celebrate the artist’s “reunion” with New York residents was eventually cancelled under the threat of Hurricane Henry.
Barry Manilow, Patty Smith, Bruce Springsteen or Simon and Garfunkel… a large-scale concert in Central Park, New York, to commemorate the artist and the severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic The “reunion” of affected city residents was finally arrested on Saturday, August 21, threatened by Hurricane Henry.
As the hurricane with a wind speed of 120 km/h approaches, 60,000 spectators are expected to watch the concert. It is expected to arrive on the east coast of the United States on Sunday.
The show started at 5 pm (9 pm GMT), with crowds of spectators dancing, applauding and spreading out picnic tablecloths, ready for a five-hour live music performance. However, Barry Manilow, who co-starred with Bruce Springsteen, Patty Smith, and Paul Simon, was interrupted by a voice in the middle of a song because the stormy clouds were approaching, urging the audience to go quickly and calmly. The nearest exit.
“I found it understandable for the sake of safety. Besides, I heard thunder,” the bystander Maria Fuentes responded.
Vaccination certificate required
Before the arrival of the dark clouds, despite the obligation to vaccinate, a vaccination certificate was required at the entrance, but many viewers were still worried about the epidemic.
All participants 12 years of age and older must provide proof of vaccination, except for those who cannot be vaccinated due to a disability. Except for children who have not been vaccinated, masks are not required for this outdoor concert.
“At least everyone is very excited,” said Irana Gomez, who came to see guitarist Carlos Santana’s collective performance. “Music, this is the thing I miss most during the pandemic,” the 27-year-old young woman told AFP. She thought it was “great” to be able to participate in this concert with so many people, but everyone Realize that organizing is not the “best idea” for such a big event.
The mayor of America’s largest city, Bill de Blasio, told local radio on Friday that the event was designed to “really tell people that New York is back and tell the world.”
Although it is disappointing that tonight’s concert had to end early, the safety of everyone present must be the first priority.
To everyone who comes out tonight: Thank you. Thank you for showing the world that New York City is returning with unprecedented strength.
-Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) August 22, 2021
Since the beginning of the pandemic, New York has expressed regret for more than 33,000 Covid-19 victims.
It is a kind of “joy” to see this city come back to life
On the lawn of Central Park, Bill Thompson, who has lived in New York for a long time, said that he was “paying more attention to (his) guards than ever before.” After applauding Diana Rose, Simon and Garfunkel on stage, the 69-year-old said: “I’m glad this is a vaccinated audience. We have to show evidence.”
He said that despite the persistent concerns related to Covid-19, he was “very happy” to see the city come back to life. “You feel very free to take advantage of what people have missed for a long time.”
In the weeks before the event, a series of concerts were held in different areas of the city, including Big Daddy Kane, Slick Rick, KRS-1, and the Ghostface Killah and Raekwon clan of the Wu-Tang group. The legendary George Clinton and P-Funk All-Star also performed at a concert near Queens on Friday night.
Except for certain VIP seats, tickets are free to attend the Saturday concert, when Santana, Jennifer Hudson, LL Cool J, Barry Manilow and Earth, Wind and Fire will be announced.
More than 68% of adults in New York have been fully vaccinated, but the number of infections in the city has recently rebounded, with more than 1,800 cases per day, a 19% increase from the situation two weeks ago.