It's November 2020, we're almost a year into a global pandemic, but the organisers of the Sunburn Goa festival seem to be living in an alternate dimension. While most of us are confined to our homes and stepping out only when absolutely necessary, the people behind Sunburn decided it was a good idea to host a music festival...and not the virtual kind.
Yes, we know that 'precautions will be in place', but how exactly are they going to ensure that people maintain social distancing at a concert? The organisers announced they will maintain a 20% capacity, have thermal screenings and ban entry without the Aarogya Setu app. But unless they literally plan to test people for COVID-19 at the entrance, these measures are not enough. Given how highly infectious the virus is, it'll only take one asymptomatic person to spread it to a large number of people.
Presenting Sunburn Goa 2020 in a completely new avatar. A new beginning. Join us for great music & beautiful vibes at Vagator, Goa, on the 27th, 28th and 29th of Dec 2020.— Sunburn Festival (@SunburnFestival) November 1, 2020
Sunburn Goa 2020 Protocols - https://t.co/SEja01z29u#SunburnGoa2020 #TheShowMustGOAOn pic.twitter.com/Eh6UZhK1se
When the news of the festival was announced, Twitterati were not amused. And they expressed their feelings in typical Twitter fashion--memes, humour and sarcasm!
There - I made a more relevant creative for you to use to promote this event. pic.twitter.com/fKytGQKTI4— AML (@alysha_lobo) November 2, 2020
20% hahahahha— gmoney (@gmoney04665908) November 1, 2020
Hahahhahaha how much did u guys pay to the Goan Ministers...lol
20% capacity.. reallyyyyyy...lol@PMOIndiaModi
Stay the fuck home bro— CONRAD BARRETO * (@conradbeckham) November 1, 2020
Dear Sunburn organisers, maybe it's time you took a second to realise that...actual lives are at stake here?! So please read the room, and make the festival virtual. The pandemic is far from over.
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