Thousands of concerts swarm this weekend as COVID-19 cases rise


SAN DIEGO – Thousands of people gathered in San Diego County this weekend for several live music festivals, even with coronavirus cases on the rise.

Two festivals brought in masked and unmasked spectators to enjoy the live music and performances – Day Moves Extra Large at Waterfront Park and BeerX Festival in Mission Beach.

“It’s really cool to be able to be back as much as possible and enjoy spending time, and getting back to normal life a bit,” said Randy Silver, an attendee.

Many guests said they felt safe as they are fully vaccinated and take their own precautions to keep them safe.

“I have a mask, so once I’m in the crowd, I put on my mask just to be safer,” Silver said.

Visitor Precelle Ritualo said she doesn’t think this is a good idea as cases are increasing.

“I think it’s a lot safer for everyone to always wear their mask,” Ritualo said.

Some are worried about the new delta and lambda variants of COVID-19.

“I’m a little nervous, yes,” said participant Lucas Olson. “I hear from a lot of people who continue to go through a full COVID vaxxage, so I’m a little nervous. “

Others said they were confident the vaccine would protect them and not let their worries stop them from having a good time.

“Definitely a little worrying, but I think at some point life has to get back to normal a bit,” Silver said.

FOX 5 has contacted the organizers of the Day Moves Extra Large regarding the security concerns and is awaiting a response.


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