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The gradual easing of lockdown
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As from the 17th of this month there has been a gradual easing of the restrictions of lockdown and yesterday I went to the theatre, the Royal Opera House to be precise.  The last time I was there was for the last performance of a work since the following day all the theatres in London were closed.

Unfortunately the theatre was only half full as social distancing was observed  but the excitment of being in a theatre for a live performance was palpable.  Last night probably the most emotive moment of the evening was a standing ovation before the curtain went up!

We are all hoping that the theatres don't have to close again because of the Indian variant.
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That is a big concern, given that India is home to well over 1 billion. I've not heard a whole lot about the Indian variant. Hopefully more people will get the vaccine and hopefully will become less and less of an issue. It is scary to see how quickly the pandemic is coming to an end socially speaking.
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Restrictions are being eased here in the US, I still opt to wear a mask.

As I understand it, the Indian variant has been found here in the US, I worry for those who choose not to vaccinate.
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I am happy to hear things are returning to normal even if gradually. Perhaps as it should.

Have you heard of /seen a Theater Production called “Be More Chill”. I actually saw it in London right before things shut down. They are supposedly re opening it on the West End. 

As for the US, things have been pretty opened up the entire time. It is crazy to think about but I think businesses will fully lift the mask mandate in less than a month in the state of FL.
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(05-19-2021, 08:16 PM)The Goof Wrote: I am happy to hear things are returning to normal even if gradually. Perhaps as it should.

Have you heard of /seen a Theater Production called “Be More Chill”. I actually saw it in London right before things shut down. They are supposedly re opening it on the West End. 

As for the US, things have been pretty opened up the entire time. It is crazy to think about but I think businesses will fully lift the mask mandate in less than a month in the state of FL.

Personally I think that things are being eased off too quickly.  If I go out I take precautions just as I have been doing this last year.

No, I haven't seen "Be More Chill".  As soon as we were allwed to, I booked up for quite a few things, hoping that the Indian variant won't stop thing going ahead.  After last nights visit to the theatre, we went to the British Museum this afternoon to see the very interesting exhibition about Thomas Becket.   With so few tourists around the exhibition was blissfuly uncrowded.
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