Connect with us

Berita Teratas

How will we party post-pandemic?



How will we party post-pandemic?

Written by Jacqui Palumbo, CNN

In nightclubs around the world, once-crowded dance floors have remained empty for months. If you need reminding, clubbing is close contact activity: People share drinks, hug, kiss and generally invade each others personal space until the early hours of the morning.

And while such escapism and a chance to blow off some steam might be welcome after extended worldwide lockdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic, the current situation spells trouble for nightlife. How can people safely hit the dance floor while respecting new social distancing measures?

Some early attempts to reopen clubs and live music venues have provided clues to what the future of nightlife might hold. In China, where nightclubs have reopened, attendees undergo temperature checks before entering and register their personal information to make contact tracing easier. Venues are offering extra precautions such as disposable cups and hourly bathroom disinfecting.

In Shanghai, nightlife staff wear masks and keep bars and clubs disinfected for patrons. Credit: Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images

“The fear is the challenge,” said Shane Davis, co-founder and creative director of Brooklyn venue Public Records, over video chat. “It’s the fear of the unknown, the fear of being among people that you don’t necessarily trust.”

In South Korea, a cluster of new cases linked to nightclubs forced all of the Seoul’s bars and clubs to temporarily close just weeks after strict social distancing measures were eased. Just last weekend, people gathered to dance at an open-air venue in Münster, Germany — possibly the first sanctioned electronic party in Europe since the wave of infections forced venues to shutter.

For decades, nightclubs and raves have provided a sense of community in times of social or political upheaval, one that has often thrived under limitations and restraints.

In the 1970s, New York City discos offered a safe haven for LGBTQ visibility; in 1988, rebellious and hedonistic acid house parties swept the UK and birthed an entirely new music movement; in the 1990s, German techno thrived after the fall of the Berlin Wall, unifying the country’s once-separated youth.

While many venues will struggle to stay afloat without filling to capacity each weekend, it looks as though design, technology and some creative ingenuity can help reshape how people return to nightclubs, even if no touching is allowed. Here are some ways the party might go on in 2020 and beyond.

READ  Shehnaz Gill mengatakan bahwa jika sebuah pertunjukan dibuat berdasarkan kehidupan Kareena Kapoor, dia akan memilih Kareena Kapoor sebagai saudara perempuannya.

A new wave of subculture style

One LA-based studio has imagined protective gear that looks like it’s straight out of “Tron.” The Micrashell concept is an upper-body suit and helmet with N95 particle filtration that can be worn over one’s clothes. To keep the design airtight and — in theory — virus-free, wearers drink from alcohol canisters built into the suit and communicate through built-in speakers. Production Club, which also designs world tours for DJs and electronic artists, is currently prototyping the concept and seeking funding, hoping to offer them in bulk to venues that can only operate at limited capacity.
"What we designed was not going to be a piece of medical equipment," creative director Miguel Risueño said. "Because then it's a downer rather than something that makes you happy."

“What we designed was not going to be a piece of medical equipment,” creative director Miguel Risueño said. “Because then it’s a downer rather than something that makes you happy.” Credit: Production Club, Inc.

“We decided we needed to find a solution to bring events back — not in one year but tomorrow,” said creative director Miguel Risueño. “We came up with this idea of creating a suit that allows you to socialize.” Recognizing the history of club culture and costume, Risueño and his team opted for a neon-enhanced futuristic design.

“What we designed was not going to be a piece of medical equipment,” he said. “Because then it’s a downer rather than something that makes you happy.”

Personal protective equipment (PPE) may begin as a necessity — newly opened clubs are requiring or strongly encouraging masks — but plain surgical masks and disposable gloves are unlikely to stay the norm for very long. Club fashion has often embraced style trends that serve a purpose, from hand fans to keep you cool while dancing, to handkerchiefs offering a coded system for sexual identity and liaisons.
Production Club hopes to throw their first party with the Micrashell by the end of the year.

Production Club hopes to throw their first party with the Micrashell by the end of the year. Credit: Production Club, Inc.

Masks, in particular, already have a history in the club scene and particular subcultures within it — cyber goths tap into sci-fi themes with PVC or gas masks, and kandi ravers string together colorful beaded masks. At festivals, attendees often wear bandanas to shield themselves from the elements. Clothing can provide other precautionary barriers, too. Larger-than-life avant-garde silhouettes featured prominently among New York club kids in the ’90s, and could be playfully revisited to keep others at a distance.
Even if full rave suits don’t catch on, wearable tech may rise to the challenge. Already, Brooklyn-based tech company StrongArm Tech has created a mobile-phone sized device that can warn someone if another person is closer than six feet away, and capture information required for contact tracing. Though it has been touted as a way for people to return to work safely, similar devices could be used in bars and clubs.

Dancing in the open air

Open-air venues are more likely to thrive after the pandemic wanes. At the recent event in Münster, event staff at Coconut Beach added another layer of social distancing through circles on the floor spread six feet apart. That tactic was seen again in a recent TikTok video from Slovakia, where party-goers gathered beneath an underpass to dance in cordoned-off squares.

As Spain eases its lockdown, the country will allow indoor venues to operate with a maximum of only 80 people — an unsustainable capacity for spaces that often fit hundreds or thousands of patrons — while up to 800 people will be allowed at outdoor venues. Ticket prices could increase as a result. In the case of the Coconut Beach party, which only offered entry to 100 people, tickets cost at 70 euros ($77 USD) each.

Limited entry could push more dance events into the underground, which carries greater risks. Unsanctioned raves in the woods or open fields, of the type that swept the UK in the 1980s and 1990s, and still crop up today, could see a resurgence as a response to new restrictions or shuttered clubs. In Leeds, UK, three people were arrested this week for attending a 200-person party on a protected nature reserve.
Drive-in events have expanded beyond movies to live music and theater. Here, 200 cars line up to see German DJ Alle Farben perform in Bonn, Germany.

Drive-in events have expanded beyond movies to live music and theater. Here, 200 cars line up to see German DJ Alle Farben perform in Bonn, Germany. Credit: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images

Meanwhile, in Schüttorf, Germany, promoters looked to cinema for a new — and safer — type of dance party, throwing a drive-in rave that kept everyone isolated in their cars.

Motorists also pulled into a field in Bonn where DJ Frans Zimmer, aka Alle Farben, performed at “BonnLive Autokonzerte,” a series of car concerts inspired by the need for social distancing.

READ  Tak Hanya Skizofrenia, Infeksi Virus Corona Kini Juga Bisa Menyebabkan Gejala Mirip Parkinson

Virtual streams and listening rooms

Worldwide, clubs have kept people dancing in the privacy of one’s home, by taking their programming virtual. In New York, with over 25,000 restaurants and nightlife venues disrupted by the virus, Brooklyn clubs have hosted dance parties over Zoom or built their own websites for live streams. They include Public Records’ online endeavor, Public Access, which Davis calls a “24-hour music television channel,” that has featured an eclectic mix of audio and visuals.

Until people can freely return to dancing indoors, clubs will need to figure out how to adjust to social distancing measures. “The dance floor will adapt,” Davis said. “It might not be the same dance floor with people (wearing) masks, but maybe a different experience altogether.”

That could include more “listening experiences,” he said, instead of traditional dance parties — more akin to the sound cafes and smaller venues popular in Tokyo, which proliferated due to the country’s decades-long ban on dancing after midnight. In Berlin, nightlife is seeing drastic changes as venues attempt to safely welcome patrons — clubs that typically stay open for upwards of 60 hours at a time, such as the sprawling indoor-outdoor venue Sisyphos, are tenuously opening as beer gardens with live music, with dancing not yet allowed.
Berlin nightclub Kater Blau participates in "United We Stream," an effort in March by the city's musicians, promoters and clubs to keep live music going during lockdown.

Berlin nightclub Kater Blau participates in “United We Stream,” an effort in March by the city’s musicians, promoters and clubs to keep live music going during lockdown. Credit: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images

New York City is still, at minimum, more than a month away from seeing the reopening of music venues, but will face the same challenges of other international venues trying to operate under new city laws. What Davis doesn’t want is to sacrifice the spirit of Public Records — which could be hampered by highly monitored, limited-capacity events.

READ  Adik 'Putri' Kim Jong Un berubah menjadi Terminator

“The beauty of nightlife…is that element of chance,” of being around others who “are unfamiliar and exciting,” Davis said. “If we’re not able to achieve that level of experience, then we’re just gonna do something completely different until we can again.”

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Alamat email Anda tidak akan dipublikasikan. Ruas yang wajib ditandai *

Berita Teratas

Di final Piala Sudirman, India bermain imbang dengan Malaysia dan Taiwan di Grup C



Ditempatkan di Grup C bersama Malaysia dan China Taipei pada Kejuaraan Dunia Beregu Campuran 14-21 Mei di Suzhou, China, pemain India berada dalam undian yang sulit di final Piala Sudirman pada hari Minggu.

Australia adalah tim keempat di Grup C.

India mencatatkan penampilan terbaiknya pada Sudirman Trophy edisi 2011 dan 2017. Dalam dua laga terakhir, India gagal melaju ke babak perempat final.

India lolos ke Sudirman Trophy setelah memenangkan medali perunggu di Badminton Asia Mixed Team Championship pada bulan Februari.

16 tim termasuk China, Denmark, Indonesia, Thailand, Jepang dan Korea Selatan akan bersaing di turnamen bergengsi tersebut.

Juara 12 kali China akan menghadapi Denmark, Singapura, dan Mesir di Grup A, sedangkan juara 1989 Indonesia akan menghadapi Thailand, Jerman, dan Kanada di Grup B.

Di Grup D, Jepang, juara empat kali Korea, Prancis, dan Inggris akan lolos ke babak sistem gugur.

Setiap seri turnamen akan menampilkan lima pertandingan – tunggal putra, tunggal putri, ganda putra, ganda putri, dan ganda campuran.

Piala Sudirman adalah Kejuaraan Tim Campuran Dunia BWF dua tahunan.

Baca semua berita olahraga terbaru di sini

(Kisah ini tidak diedit oleh staf News18 dan diterbitkan dari feed kantor berita sindikasi)

Ridyan BasuRidayan Basu, Redaktur Senior Olahraga di, meliput Bulutangkis dan Kriket…Selengkapnya

Awalnya diterbitkan oleh: 26 Maret 2023, 19:36 IST

Pembaruan Terakhir: 26 Maret 2023, 19:36 IST

READ  Kane melaporkan City, Levy U-turn tidak ketika Spurs mengambil 'kejutan'
Continue Reading

Berita Teratas




VCT Pacific League dimulai pada 25 Maret 2023 dengan pertandingan antara ZETA DIVISION dan DRX. Itu adalah pertandingan pertama dari dua pertandingan yang dijadwalkan pada hari itu, turnamen terbesar di kawasan Asia-Pasifik. Serial ini mengungkapkan beberapa adegan baru yang hebat di Pearl. TRX mengambil kedua peta dengan relatif mudah, sementara lawannya sedikit tertinggal.

Berikut adalah beberapa tips dari pihak ZETA, seperti yang didiskusikan Crowe dengan Sportskeida dalam wawancara pasca pertandingan.

Crow ZETA DIVISION berbicara tentang pertandingan melawan DRX di VCT Pacific League dan banyak lagi

Sportskeida sempat berbincang dengan Maruoka “crow” Tomoaki setelah pertandingan ZETA DIVISION melawan DRX di VCT Pacific League. Pro berbicara tentang penonton Jepang yang datang untuk mendukung mereka, komposisi agen mereka, dan pengalaman bermain di Harbour untuk pertama kalinya.

Bagaimana rasanya menghadapi DRX di depan penonton Korea secara langsung? Apa bedanya dengan pengalaman VCT LOCK// bermain melawan Leviathan?

Burung gagak: Sejak pertandingan digelar di Korea sebagai pertandingan Korea (sic.), banyak penonton yang bersorak untuk Korea. Tapi ada juga banyak orang dari Jepang yang menyemangati kami. Saya terkejut dengan itu.

Tidak banyak perbedaan antara pertandingan yang berbeda, jadi tidak, pertandingan ini tidak terasa berbeda dari pertandingan VCT LOCK//IN kami [against Leviatan].

ZETA memainkan suite Pendakian yang sangat standar, dirancang untuk mengumpulkan informasi. Namun, Anda berjuang di setengah menyerang Anda. Menurut Anda apa yang salah?

Burung gagak: Saya tidak meninjau permainan untuk memberi tahu Anda apa yang salah. Namun, kami tidak memainkan banyak ronde untuk mengetahui apakah itu sulit atau tidak, tapi jelas sulit untuk dipertahankan.

READ  Pep Cardiola mengatakan pemain Man City perlu waktu untuk menyerah melawan Real Madrid

Selama VCT LOCK//IN kami melihat Anda memainkan komposisi Harbour-Viper yang dipopulerkan. Menurut Anda apa yang menambah nilai pada campuran Anda sebelumnya?

Burung gagak: Karena ini [VCT Pacific] Format liga dapat mengubah komposisi di masa mendatang. Di LOCK//IN kami membuat komposisi terakhir berdasarkan mana kami tidak ingin lawan melawan kami. Ada jalan panjang untuk pergi [in the tournament] Sistem kami dapat berubah di masa mendatang.

Anda juga memainkan Harbour untuk pertama kalinya dalam turnamen resmi. Bagaimana pengalamannya? Mengenai Harper sebagai agen, apakah Anda menganggap Harper sebagai gabungan antara pengontrol dan inisiator?

Burung gagak: Tim kami memendam skill (skill) melawan formasi musuh, jadi sangat sulit untuk menyesuaikan formasi musuh dan menggunakan skill secara efektif.

Dengan Killjoy dan Viper di tim Anda, Anda memiliki lapisan perlindungan ekstra baik secara ofensif maupun defensif. Namun, kami tidak melihat Anda menerapkan strategi seperti itu. Apakah ada alasan khusus di baliknya?

Burung gagak: Bahkan jika mereka (TRX) mendapatkan pabriknya, mereka dapat menggunakan kemampuan ini untuk memberi ruang guna merebut kembali pangkalan. Namun, DRX bermain bagus dan tidak bisa mengeksekusinya dengan benar hari ini. Namun, kami menyiapkan dramanya.

ZETA akan bertanding melawan RRQ minggu depan. Apa pendapat Anda tentang tim dan apa harapan Anda untuk pertandingan ini?

Burung gagak: Saya tidak punya perasaan khusus tentang RRQ. Tapi karena ini adalah turnamen yang panjang, kami akan tetap tegak dan mencoba memenangkan setiap pertandingan di sini.

Diedit oleh
Sijo Samuel Bola

Continue Reading

Berita Teratas

Ketidaksepakatan meletus di Indonesia setelah Jokowi melarang pejabat senior mengadakan acara buka puasa



Jakarta: Presiden RI Joko Widodo memerintahkan pelarangan pejabat publik Mengadakan pertemuan buka puasa selama bulan suci Ramadhan telah menciptakan ketidaksepakatan di lapangan dan kebingungan di kalangan pegawai negeri.

Dalam surat edaran yang dibagikan ke kementerian dan lembaga pemerintah di seluruh tanah air, Presiden yang akrab disapa Jokowi itu mengatakan, “Kita harus berhenti mengadakan buka puasa selama bulan suci Ramadhan.”

Surat edaran yang ditandatangani Sekretaris Kabinet Pramono Anung tertanggal Selasa (21/3) menjelaskan: “(Indonesia) saat ini berada dalam masa transisi dari pandemi (Covid-19) menjadi endemik. Jadi, perlu lebih berhati-hati.”

Anung mengatakan di saluran YouTube Kantor Presiden pada Kamis malam bahwa “menteri, menteri, dan kepala lembaga pemerintah hanya dilarang berkoordinasi”.

“Itu tidak berlaku untuk warga negara biasa. Warga biasa tetap bisa menggelar buka puasa bersama,” ujarnya.

Namun, dalam surat edaran Selasa, seluruh pejabat tinggi pemerintah diharapkan mengirimkan instruksi ini kepada seluruh pegawai di kementerian dan lembaga masing-masing. Hal ini menyebabkan kebingungan apakah larangan ini berlaku untuk semua pegawai pemerintah.

Politisi dan akademisi juga mengkritik dalih larangan yang dikeluarkan tiga bulan setelah pemerintah mencabut semua pembatasan terkait pandemi untuk mencegah penyebaran COVID-19.

Jutaan orang di seluruh negara mayoritas Muslim itu wajib berpuasa dari senja hingga matahari terbenam selama bulan suci Islam. Di Indonesia sudah menjadi kebiasaan untuk berbuka puasa yang dikenal dengan buka puasa bersama dengan teman, saudara dan kenalan.

Covid-19 bukan satu-satunya hal yang perlu diperhatikan

Larangan itu muncul di tengah pengawasan publik atas kekayaan dan gaya hidup pejabat pemerintah, setelah beberapa pegawai negeri tingkat menengah baru-baru ini diskors karena memegang aset dalam jumlah besar secara tidak proporsional.

READ  Warga NJ dimakamkan sebelum keluarga diberitahu tentang kematian coronavirus

Penangguhan ini telah membuat orang memeriksa akun media sosial pejabat pemerintah dan anggota keluarga mereka untuk mencari tanda-tanda konsumsi mewah.

Pada hari Kamis, Anung mencatat bahwa Covid-19 bukan satu-satunya pertimbangan larangan tersebut. “Sekarang, pegawai negeri dan pejabat pemerintah berada di bawah pengawasan publik yang intens. Oleh karena itu, Presiden meminta para aparatur dan aparatur pemerintahan untuk berbuka puasa secara sederhana,” imbuhnya.

Continue Reading