I took the last week off from working on Rescue Meet ( https://www.RescueMeet.com ), my project to help the live entertainment industry regroup and resume because it just didn’t seem all that important when compared to the issues of life and death which were playing out live on television.
While reflecting over what I was witnessing, it occurred to me that live entertainment has long provided a safe place, open to all without precondition, where we shared experiences and emotions freely. When people root for their team, they become a community. When we all sing along to our favorite band, we’re joined in voice and in spirit. It’s in theaters and venues where we learn about different cultures and attitudes from the voices of those with microphones whom we’ve chosen to hear.
So, what do we do next?
I heard a great line on television last week: “There is no luck. There’s probability, plausibility and actuality. Luck is lazy math.” Doing the math is hard, but you can’t solve a problem until you capture all the variables. That’s what I set out to do with Rescue Meet, and it’s time to get back at it.
Here’s a highlight video of the two hour conference we held on May 19th, 2020.
On Tuesday, June 16th, 2020 we will hold three follow up sessions to discuss:
· 1) Sales and Marketing 9:00 am — 10:30 am PST
· 2) Technology and Ticket Distribution 11:00 am — 12:30 pm PST
· 3) Leadership and Management 1:00 pm -2:30 pm PST
Social change is coming. As it does, we will still need to be able to gather together again in joy at sporting events, concerts and theaters. There is a window of time to decide how we rehire the laid off workers at all levels of the entertainment world. There is a window of time to decide which events start where, and how we produce them while maintaining a safe environment while Coronavirus is still a risk. There is a window of time to consider our social obligations to keep events accessible to all across society and how we do that. But, that clock is ticking.