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There’s a new arena in England that bills itself as the world’s first socially distanced concert venue.

It’s called, “The Virgin Money Unity Arena” and it’s in Newcastle, England. This particular venue bills itself as the world’s first socially distanced concert venue.

It’s a former horse track with a bunch of raised “pods”, that are just square areas with metal barriers around them, separated from each other by several feet. Several people fit in each pod, and there’s no intermingling with other groups.

To avoid concession lines, fans preordered food and drinks, which they received as they entered the venue.

Here’s some video:

If you’re into the whole sweaty, crowd-the-stage-and-go-nuts thing, this isn’t really gonna be for you.  But if it means we can have live music NOW, I’m all for it.  -Carl

Carl Craft is studying here on earth for a short time and trying to make the most of it... with varying amounts of success. He's heard every morning on The Morning Rat Race. Sometimes he goes, "sock / shoe, sock / shoe" which we think is a sign of some kind of psychosis...