gathering series live guidelines
For The Gatherings Live we have developed a "Pod System" in order to maintain safe social distancing practices during our shows.
WE ARE TRYING SOMETHING THAT HAS NEVER BEEN DONE BEFORE, AND IT WILL ONLY WORK IF EVERY GATHERER COMES READY TO WORK TOGETHER! We recognize that different people have different opinions about how to socially distance, but by buying a Gathering Series Live ticket you are agreeing to respect and adhere to the system we have created here.
We have pre-measured our host's yard, and when you buy a ticket, we are actually reserving you enough space for a lawn chair and a small cooler (roughly a 4'x4' square), as well as enough room for you to have at least a 6' barrier between your pod and your neighbors on all sides.
When you buy a ticket, you have the option of sharing your pod with people from whom you are not social distancing. If you are buying a ticket separately from your pod-mates, make sure to tell us the names of your pod-mates in the notes section of your ticket link so that we can accurately keep track of pod numbers and account for the right amount of barrier space between pods in the yard!
Masks and Disinfectants:
Everyone arriving at the Gathering is required to wear a mask. We truly believe this is an important means of preventing the spread of infection and assume that, even if your normal practice is to choose not to wear a mask in public, by buying a ticket to our Gathering Series Live performance you are agreeing to follow this practice while on site.
Whenever you are outside your designated pod space, we need your mask to be on. No exceptions.
If you forget your mask or don't own one, masks will be available for purchase.
A bathroom or porta potty will be available if you need it, but on your way to and from the facilities we ask that you minimize contact with surfaces as much as possible, and use sanitizer before and after you touch anything that someone else may also need to touch.
Food and Beverage:
Anything you want to eat and drink you'll have to bring yourself (including water), and we ask that you pack in and pack out all the containers and utensils you need as well. We also recommend you bring a bag for trash that you can take home with you.
We will have a table set up with items you can purchase. If there is a line, please make sure you are maintaining a 6' barrier between yourself and other gatherers.
As Adam is the only band member who has been through Covid and tested positive for antibodies, he will be the only one available after the show for signing and awkward, socially distanced, and masked selfies. :)
Because it will be impossible to bring a Gathering Series Live performance indoors, if it rains we may have to cancel, and you will be eligible for a complete refund. We will of course do our best to communicate with you as much as possible if there is a questionable forecast, but Gathering Series Live performances are going to require that we all be a little flexible with our plans. If it's not raining hard, we may choose to play in some weather. If so, we think you should gear up and hang with us, however if you decide to not brave the weather, we understand and will of course accept refund requests.
If Something Doesn't Feel Right:
If you are feeling AT ALL under the weather, simply cancel on us. We don't mind. It's not worth risking yourself and exposing others. We'll happily refund your ticket.
If someone you've been in contact with is sick, cancel on us. It's totally ok. We'll refund your ticket. If we can all maintain hyper-caution with each other, we will feel positive about continuing this series, and there will be other Gathering Series Live performances we'll make sure you can attend down the road.
If you've bought a ticket, but for any reason begin to feel uncomfortable about coming out, that's also OK. You can cancel on us for any reason and get a refund, no questions asked. We respect your decision to do what's right for you.
WE ARE CONSTANTLY INSPIRED BY THIS COMMUNITY AND THE THINGS WE ARE CAPABLE OF ACCOMPLISHING WHEN WE PUT OUR HEARTS AND MINDS TO IT. IT IS AN INCREDIBLY SCARY TIME, BUT WE BELIEVE THAT IF WE ALL FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES, WE WILL NOT ONLY CREATE A SAFE CONCERT EXPERIENCE, BUT ALSO SET EN EXAMPLE THAT WILL INSPIRE OTHERS TO COME.
RECOMMENDED CHECKLIST OF ITEMS TO BRING WITH YOU:
- CHAIR OR BLANKET TO SIT ON
- ANY FOOD OR BEVERAGE ITEMS FOR YOU AND YOUR POD-MATES
- UTENSILS AND CONTAINERS FOR FOOD AND BEVERAGE
- TRASH BAG
- DISINFECTANT WIPES AND SANITIZER
- A POSITIVE, FLEXIBLE ATTITUDE, KNOWING THAT THIS WILL BE A UNIQUE CONCERT EXPERIENCE, AND WE ARE DEPENDING ON YOU TO MAKE IT WORK!