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Barcelona revelers have taste of normality at non-socially distanced concert

Barcelona, Spain, Mar 28 (efe-epa).- Around 5,000 people had a taste of semi-normality in Barcelona this weekend when they attended a non-socially distanced concert.

Revelers had to take a Covid-19 tests before entering the Love of Lesbian gig on Saturday evening. They also wore face masks inside the Palau de Sant Jordi arena but were able to enjoy the music and dance without maintaining a social distance of two meters.

“Welcome to what is one of the most emotional concerts of our lives. It’s been a year and a half since we’ve stepped foot on a stage,” singer Santi Balmes told the crowd. He urged them to keep their masks on at all times.

“The world is watching,” he added. “This concert is a small battle within a much larger war.”

“I want to dedicate this concert, although it might seem cliche, to the health workers and other essential workers. And please, let’s never make cuts to healthcare again.”

The first concert-goers were allowed into the arena just after 5pm.

On this occasion, it wasn’t necessarily the band that stole the show, but rather the possibility to dance, since, embrace your friends and even just brush up against a stranger.

All 5,000 gig-goers took an antigen test ahead of the concert. Six came back positive, organizers said. EFE-EPA


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