I’m doing this relunctantly.

There are live events happening Friday night to mark New Year’s Eve. I’m not going to any of them. We are in the middle of a surging pandemic, and I choose not to put myself in any extra danger.

However, it would really suck if folks put on a big NYE show and nobody came, so if you are properly vaccinated and boosted, and not personally fearful of a pandemic that has claimed four good friends of mine over the last two weeks, knock yourself out.

You should know the drill by now. The pandemic is still not over.  In fact, it’s been getting  way worse again, reaching new peaks in terms of case numbers. If you are fully vaccinated and ready to do your best to stay safe, you can go check this stuff out.  Remember, indoor shows leave you at the mercy of your fellow patrons, and with the all the new variants surging, don’t listen to the silly libertarians and do your best to protect yourself

If anybody gives you grief over wearing a mask…get the hell out of there. It’s not safe. Nobody wants to be the last person to die of COVID.

So use your common sense and stay safe…and support the local scene. Here are a few select shows happening in Charleston on New Year’s Eve…