Following on from our previous post about how the backstage crew are the unsung heroes of the live event industry, we thought we’d look a little closer at some specific individuals within the industry to see how covid has affected their livelihoods and their lives.
At House of Tours, we are in the privileged position of observing and facilitating shows and tours from start to finish. That means that we see much more than the audience do, or even the band for that matter.
We’ve heard it said that the metal music industry is a self-indulgent medium of self-expression. We’re not sure metalheads or fans of metal music are as self-interested as this suggests. In fact, some of the kindest, most compassionate people we have worked with at House of Tours happened to be musicians in metal bands.
We’re sick of hearing that listening to metal music is bad for you. Of course, everyone is entitled to their opinion, we would just appreciate any middle-aged squares keeping their judgements on how rap music is behind knife crime and metal music makes you violent to themselves.
At House of Tours, we know you’re probably counting the days until we’re out of lockdown and on our way back to some kind of life once again. With the incredible efforts of the NHS and scores of volunteers, the vaccine roll-out has been better, faster and more efficient that we could have hoped for, but we think it’s fair to say that with the end in sight, the finish line looks a long, long way away.