Drawing a Crowd

Drawing a Crowd

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One year ago, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. Unimaginable loss, distress and disruption followed. But hope now lies on the horizon.

A successful vaccine rollout is unfurling. The largest school districts in the country are welcoming students back into classrooms. More and more states are loosening restrictions — even allowing sports, concerts and other live performances to resume imminently.

How badly have you missed events with crowds, however big or small? Are you optimistic for a return to normalcy by summer? Do you have tentative plans to attend any shows or events, be it a music festival, comedy show; watching a beloved sports team, attending a county fair or hosting a party?

Tell us in the comments, then read the related article to learn more about the longing for a return to live entertainment.