We've only hit that number of attendees a few times--and of those times--we weren't the main attraction. Unless you're in the music industry; in that case, yes we were the main attraction and you should book us at your next fest.
It's getting real. After seeing what happened to Italy we're taking this more seriously than ever before. There are factors I didn't even think about--overwhelmed hospitals and healthcare systems, the economy, no pandemic response team, death panels--that could completely disrupt society.
This isn't like a cold or a flu. It's not hype. It's not a conspiracy. Get your facts straight, and let's do our part to keep everyone safe. Please.
If its safe to do so, we still plan to be performing on April 4th at Airport Tavern. We're hosting touring band, North By North, and we're thinking about filming the show. Their capacity is well below 250 and we'll be making sure precautions will be in place. But as much as I hate to say it...
Maybe its time to ask the question: is it socially responsible for us to be encouraging others to go out and see our shows?
I'm a little worried about that now. I'm worried about the long-lasting effects it could have on society. I'm worried about my friends and family that are at risk. And unfortunately, these worries are completely rational and grounded. Ultimately, time is going to tell us the right answer and we'll respond accordingly. We want you to be safe, and we will cancel if needed. We hope it doesn't come to that.
Be safe, be smart, be one.
We're in this together.