Many artists are missing the feeling (and financial benefit) of live performances, but there’s no sight of it resuming anytime soon amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Trey Songz took the stage at Aftermath in Columbus, Ohio and there were reportedly 500 people in attendance who were not social distancing or wearing masks, including the staff.
Ohio has over 484,000 reported cases of COVID-19, with more than 7,000 deaths as of Monday (Dec. 7th).
Ohio Investigative Unit enforcement commander Eric Wolf said of the event: “Basically, it was just a concert environment. If you had taken that event and put it in 2019, it would have been pretty much the same concert, same event that was taking place last night.”
The venue is at risk of losing their liquor license after the incident was reported to the Ohio Liquor Control Commission.
Trey Songz hasn’t publicly commented on the ordeal but people were sounding off on Twitter Tuesday morning.
For a Trey Songz concert, in 2020? 🤨 https://t.co/unZzbiMuV4
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) December 8, 2020
Out of all the artists, yall went out in the sea of Covid for Trey Songz??? In 2020?? goofy. pic.twitter.com/AXf3M3rS9K
— ana ❁ (@zamora__ana) December 8, 2020
Black people willing to die for a Trey Songz is a full indictment on celeb culture. Imagine being a Black celeb and throwing a concert without people wearing masks during a pandemic that's killing Black people at higher rates compared to anyone else. Trey should be canceled
— Jason (Gay WandaVision Stan) (@EscaflowneClown) December 8, 2020