Missouri Gov. Mike Parson made national news for all the wrong reasons when the state became the first in the nation to allow concerts and live events to resume this week.
Inexplicably, the governor’s “Show Me Strong” economic recovery plan included a woefully premature green light for socially distanced concerts. What, exactly, a distanced concert looks like is still unclear and why anyone would attend a live event during a pandemic remains an unanswered question.
Fortunately, most concert organizers and venue operators so far are exercising better judgment than the governor.