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  • #61
    Originally posted by SoCalFestLover View Post
    It’s still 4 months away, but we’re on the precipice of losing Jazz Fest yet again. With all the holiday travel and gatherings, things are going to be bad come late January. Right about the time a decision will have to be made as to whether to announce and sell tickets. LA with its vaccine rate at 50%, is likely to have another wave of death, as Omicron passes through the unvaxxed.
    80% big guy. You need to stop pretending this festival is in Thibodaux.

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    • #62
      For me, the phone is vital for getting around, especially in NOLA where most of our transportation options are sometimes unreliable. Uber/Lyft/Bue Bikes have all been mentioned as requiring the smartphone. But I find it's very useful for RTA too, even though you can still board a bus or streetcar with a nothing more than handful of quarters. What the phone gives is real time tracking, to know when the bus will come really, which all too often differs from the published schedules.

      But back on topic for proof of vax, my issue with the card is the size and material. If you carry it always and use it regularly, it's far too easy for the paper to get crumbled, torn, faded or wet. If they offered a plastic credit-card-sized vax card, I'd probably prefer that to the app.
      Visit my Jazzfest advice site: http://jazzfest.swagland.com/

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      • #63
        I didn’t think vaccinated locals (some present company excepted) really went to the fairgrounds more than a time, or two, during Jazzfest. It’s y’all’s neighbors that concern me, the ones that are close enough to drive in to the City and that make up a large percentage of daily Fest attendees.

        I noticed that my phone had pix of my old vax card, a photo of my updated booster card & a date/batch verified VAXYES “passport” saved to my phone’s Wallet that I at one time thought would be useful for traveling. But, in deference to any 5G worriers or plain ol’Luddites, I still have the damned card in my actual wallet. Used it exactly twice in sunny blue California, once to enter our blues parlor and the other to attend some bluegrass shows at a performance spot (3 times - the Hangtown festival required vaxxed status).

        How to explain to the unvaccinated that a 3-4 year layoff from a favored activity can be aggravating for some, and downright alarming for folks with a finite number of years in which to enjoy those activities.
        Last edited by duende; 12-19-2021, 03:39 PM.

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        • #64
          Originally posted by Marignygregg View Post

          I do have a smart phone, jjazznj. I even take it with me when necessary. I've never used it for Uber, Blue Bikes, bikes or scooters, check bank account, check weather, make reservations, buy mobile tickets, play Blue Tooth, check scores, check addresses or use GPS.

          Yes to phone calls/texts/pictures.
          Lol.

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          • #65
            Originally posted by Marignygregg View Post

            I do have a smart phone, jjazznj. I even take it with me when necessary. I've never used it for Uber, Blue Bikes, bikes or scooters, check bank account, check weather, make reservations, buy mobile tickets, play Blue Tooth, check scores, check addresses or use GPS.

            Yes to phone calls/texts/pictures.
            Wow.

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            • #66
              Originally posted by duende View Post
              I didn’t think vaccinated locals (some present company excepted) really went to the fairgrounds more than a time, or two, during Jazzfest. It’s y’all’s neighbors that concern me, the ones that are close enough to drive in to the City and that make up a large percentage of daily Fest attendees.

              I noticed that my phone had pix of my old vax card, a photo of my updated booster card & a date/batch verified VAXYES “passport” saved to my phone’s Wallet that I at one time thought would be useful for traveling. But, in deference to any 5G worriers or plain ol’Luddites, I still have the damned card in my actual wallet. Used it exactly twice in sunny blue California, once to enter our blues parlor and the other to attend some bluegrass shows at a performance spot (3 times - the Hangtown festival required vaxxed status).

              How to explain to the unvaccinated that a 3-4 year layoff from a favored activity can be aggravating for some, and downright alarming for folks with a finite number of years in which to enjoy those activities.
              I just hope that the event is restricted to the vaxed only or those with a very legitimate reason for not getting jabbed.

              The Freedumbs can stay well away and that would increase the average IQ at the Fest.

              I cant imagine the Festival itself having the guts to bring in a sensible ban.

              With luck the Council will bring in rules to make the festival safer.

              In my local Council area down here by the bay we have 87,000 people over the Age of 15 and out of that amount 82,858 have been fully faxed so far.
              So thankfully that is promising.
              Last edited by Gards; 12-19-2021, 06:41 PM.

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              • #67
                Originally posted by Marignygregg View Post

                I grew up with a phone in the house, not on my person. Why do you need one when you are out unless you want to document the experience ??.....which in my mind, takes away from the experience. Do you want to see crappy vids of the show I'm at or pics of the food I'm eating ???
                Lots of things are different now than when you grew up, including the phone.

                I don't use mine to document events or meals. I am not on social media.

                I use it for lots of other things though. If you paid $500 for your mobile phone, one would think you might be curious about its other uses; otherwise you should just stick with the one affixed to your house.

                But you know all this. It's your choice. My point is that that's not the case for the overwhelming majority of people, and that's not a mystery to you, despite what you profess here.


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                • #68
                  Originally posted by Lit View Post


                  Lots of things are different now than when you grew up, including the phone.

                  I don't use mine to document events or meals. I am not on social media.

                  I use it for lots of other things though. If you paid $500 for your mobile phone, one would think you might be curious about its other uses; otherwise you should just stick with the one affixed to your house.

                  But you know all this. It's your choice. My point is that that's not the case for the overwhelming majority of people, and that's not a mystery to you, despite what you profess here.

                  Fair enough.

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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by Marignygregg View Post

                    Fair enough.
                    Well, in fairness, I do share some sense of your perspective:

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                    • #70
                      https://downbeat.com/news/detail/nyc...es-live-events
                      Just the bad feeling of seeing news of festival cancellations again. I hope things turn around soon.

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                      • #71
                        Originally posted by mateus View Post
                        https://downbeat.com/news/detail/nyc...es-live-events
                        Just the bad feeling of seeing news of festival cancellations again. I hope things turn around soon.
                        Jazz Fest is mostly outdoors and months down the road. I think it will happen this year but you will probably need a vax card or negative test to get into any night shows.

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                        • #72
                          Originally posted by Marignygregg View Post

                          I grew up with a phone in the house, not on my person. Why do you need one when you are out unless you want to document the experience ??.....which in my mind, takes away from the experience. Do you want to see crappy vids of the show I'm at or pics of the food I'm eating ???
                          ”The phone is a seldom used app on my phone.”

                          Gary Gullman

                          https://youtu.be/5XrIJ6tzUZQ

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                          • #73
                            7 day average 265,427 new cases.
                            New cases 12/27 441,278

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                            • #74
                              https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=A_EvU258GHs

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                              • #75
                                Not to worry, other fests may cancel; TTF rolls like The Rebirth of old.

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