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Death Cab for Cutie, Spoon impose COVID-19 rules for Ogden shows

By Tim Vandenack - | Aug 31, 2021

BENJAMIN ZACK, Standard-Examiner file photo

Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips rides through the crowd on a rolling unicorn as his band opens up the 2018 Ogden Twilight Concert Series at the Ogden Amphitheater on Thursday, June 7, 2018.

OGDEN — Rules aimed at guarding against the spread of COVID-19 will apply to two more Ogden Twilight shows, performances by Spoon on Friday and Death Cab for Cutie on Sept. 10.

Furthermore, in a bid to promote vaccination against the COVID-19 virus, Ogden Twilight organizers are teaming with the Weber-Morgan Health Department to offer free vaccination clinics outside the Ogden Amphitheater, the venue for the concerts. The first clinic is set for Saturday from 5-7:30 p.m., when Noah Cyrus is the headline act, while subsequent clinics will be held before the shows set for Sept. 10, 16, 21 and 25.

“We want to do our part to make it easy to continue to attend live shows and keep live music alive,” Ogden Twilight said in a Facebook post. Nomi Health will also help with the clinics.

Per the rules at the Spoon and Death Cab for Cutie shows, concertgoers will have to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or proof of a negative test for the virus to get in. The same rule applied at the Aug. 28 Louis the Child show and will be in effect at the Sept. 25 Grouplove concert.

The Pfizer vaccine will be administered as part of the Ogden Twilight clinics. If you get your first dose before the Cyrus show, the Ogden Twilight post noted, “you’ll be able to get your second shot at Grouplove,” set for Sept. 25.

COVID-19 rules — proof of vaccination or a negative test for COVID-19 — are “very much becoming the industry standard/new normal,” Ogden Twilight said.

Other performers and venue operators around the country have implemented similar rules as the COVID-19 case count nationwide surges upward. The numbers had steadily edged downward from highs registered last November, December and January before starting to move back up in June and July.


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