I’m a bit torn over this, but I have decided that this week will be the final “Stuff To Do” column I post until after the pandemic has subsided a bit. I’ve mentioned it in the past, but while I really want to see our local scene thrive here in Charleston, at the moment I do not feel safe attending any live, in-person events. We are seeing new case and hospitalization records being set in West Virginia every day. Our sad excuse for leadership in this state is doing nothing to mitigate the situation, and even though I’m vaccinated, I don’t want to be one of the rare cases of a breakthrough infection.
At the moment I plan to stay home and focus on staying healthy enough so that I don’t have any other non-Covid reason to go to the hospital. There is no room at the inn, as it is, so I’m just hoping that everybody’s appendices and hearts and other organs behave themselves until things calm down. There is no good reason for healthy people to forego vaccinations at any time, but in the case of Covid, it’s really the most important thing you can do to stay healthy.
By all means, if any of my readers think that this means I think that you have to be an idiot to go without the vaccine, let me assure you that you are correct in thinking that I feel that way. Please don’t take it upon yourself to prove my assumption correct by trying to argue the point.
So, for the last time for a while, there are tons of things in and around Charleston to keep you busy this during this last weekend of summer. Here are a few. I am suspending this feature after this week.
You should know the drill by now. The pandemic is still not over. In fact, it’s been getting way worse again. If you are fully vaccinated and ready to do your best to stay safe, you should go check this stuff out. Outdoor shows might be okay for vaccinated folks to go maskless, but maybe not at the moment. Indoor shows leave you at the mercy of your fellow patrons, and with the Delta variant surging, why risk any exposure? I know there are folks who hate the idea of wearing masks, even if they’re not vaccinated. Those people are why you should wear a mask.
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 this weekend…
That is this week’s PopCulteer. Check back because we have a fresh post every day. STUFF TO DO will return when it’s safe.