Lets start this blog out by checking in on you, the reader. I know this year hasn't been easy on you, but I appreciate you still coming to DOL to support the boi. May I ask you a question?
Great, thank you.
What do you miss most about life pre-COVID?
Going to the movies with your best gal?
Cracking a cold one at a live sporting event?
Casual sex with a stranger within 50 miles of your exact location?
Whatever it may be, as long as it doesn't put other people's lives at risk, I feel you and hope you can do that activity real soon! I miss life before COVID like crazy, (wo)man.
Not to s my own d, but I was crushing it pre-COVID; I was talking to three different girls on various dating apps, weighed like 50 pounds less and got to interact with my friends in-person on a semi-regular basis. In short, I was totally diggin' this whole being alive thing.
As "the new normal" just becomes our daily reality, it can be easy to forget about the little things in life before COVID that made the human experience beautiful and worthwhile. Things like a spontaneous hug, gainful employment and cell phone footage of concerts.
If there's one thing that people are missing right now it's grainy, shaky, low quality cell phone footage from the GA lawn. No wonder why instagram keeps changing! They don't know how to live in a world without drunk 23 year old girls crying to Taylor Swift from the 400 level, so they just copied Tik Tok, but threw a store in the mix as well.
Without concerts due to COVID-19, by my estimations there hasn't been any new concert footage posted to instagram in over eight months. If the U.S. had shut down just a week later, I could've posted some Thundercat with me screaming "If you're not bringing tacos I suggest you start to walk away. Bitch don't kill my vibe" as I had tickets for March 21st, but it was not to be.
That's why I'm here to help bring instagram to its best self and support the arts. I know you miss seeing concert footage of a band you've never heard of just like everybody else, so please join me on Thursday November 19th in collaboration with #tbt in the Dozonlife.com #MyLastConcertChallenge on Instagram.
It's simple as the third track on Man on the Moon. It doesn't matter if you upload a 20 second snippet or 12 minute guitar solo; as long as you are clogging people's feed with concert footage (the grainier, the better) and tagging your post with #MyLastConcertChallenge you are helping support the arts. Besides, everybody is DYING to see the last concert you went to!
If you're curious and just can't wait to see the embed post on the bottom of this blog, my last concert was Mac DeMarco at the the Orpheum in Boston. I already had tickets for Thundercat and Boston Calling this year and am super bummed about missing both so I'm wicked excited to see what everybody posts. It's going to be marvelous, instagram chock full o'clips from the last concert people saw in what they likely never expected would be their last show for the foreseeable future.
Again, all you need to do is post a clip from the last concert you went to before COVID with the hashtag #MyLastConcertChallenge. These challenges have to start from somewhere, so it might as well be from your friend at Dozonlife.com. If people decide to donate to the artists and small venues that were hit hardest by COVID that definitely wouldn't suck. #HireDozo