1000’s of individuals have packed right into a Paris live performance venue in the present day as a part of a public well being experiment to arrange France to host large occasions once more.
The gig at AccorHotels Enviornment within the east of the capital japanese Paris featured Nineteen Eighties French rock band Indochina and DJ Etienne de Crecy, enjoying to an viewers of 5,000.
Individuals have been allowed to bop collectively within the open pit, sporting masks however with out social distancing, and supervised by the Parisian public hospital authority.
Attendees obtained to see the present free of charge so long as they took three coronavirus antigen assessments: two earlier than and one after the gig.
Followers of the band have been up in arms about with the ability to see Indochine free of charge after months of partial lockdown in France.
“It has been so lengthy that we’ve waited for a reopening of this sort of occasion,” stated concertgoer Camille, 26, from the Paris area. “So discovering a live performance, along with it being Indochine, is basically nice.”
A 9pm curfew continues to be in place in Paris so the gig passed off sooner than regular, with the headliners onstage by 6pm. For further security, the organisers solely allowed folks aged 18 to 45 with out underlying well being situations to participate.
France’s cultural venues have been shut for a lot of the previous 14 months in a bid to comprise the coronavirus outbreak, which has been linked to greater than 109,000 deaths within the nation.