OVID-19 has been a monster. It doesn’t have to be stated, but we all know how true it is. Between the loss of life and incredible numbers of people having long-term symptoms, we saw the music and entertainment industry practically crumble in front of us. All of a sudden, tours were canceled, and people’s livelihoods were at stake. Throughout it all, we held up hope that shows would kickstart before long, while we continued to support our favorite artists by purchasing merch online. For 18 months, I was sidelined from seeing music in a live setting, which is near and dear to my heart, and fortunately, that all changed on August 27th.