For the first time in a long time, after lifting most of the Govt-19 protests in the UK at midnight on Monday, nightclub fans were able to play waist-high again on the dance floor.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has vowed to lift most of the so-called “Independence Day” restrictions on July 19, although a new wave of pollution is spreading across the country.
Epidemiologists say more than ever about deregulation, but young Britons are tired of imprisonment and think only of one thing: to party!
“I have not been allowed to dance for many years,” said Georgia Pike, 31, of The Oval in East London.
I like to dance, I like to listen to music, I like to enjoy the atmosphere of a concert, I want to be surrounded by others!
“I’m very happy, but at the same time I have a sense of disaster foretold,” says 26-year-old Gary Kartmil, who is celebrating the return of concerts during the so-called “00:01” exit.
Despite this preference for celebration, new epidemics are of great concern. The UK currently sees more than 50,000 new cases a day.
Divided British society
After rushing to vaccinate its population, Boris Johnson’s government believes it is possible to reopen the country, with fully vaccinated people less likely to shrink the severe form of Govt-19.
British society is divided, with some calling for the maintenance of health services, while others oppose the greatest restrictions the country has seen since the war.
For artists, imprisonment was harsh.
James Cox, the 32-year-old lead singer of the post-Oval Space post-punk band Cross, recalled his last performance on stage for Halloween in 2020.
“Before I came in, I was a little scared and told myself I wouldn’t like it after so long,” he says.
“As soon as I got to this stage and started balancing the sound, I said to myself: yes I like it, I like it, this is my passion!”.
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