Many concert tours in 2020 ended before they could even start, causing music fans and many UNC students to miss out on seeing their favorite songs performed live.
First-year Judy Williams was looking forward to seeing Harry Styles in the "Love On Tour," which was supposed to come to Raleigh in August but is now postponed until 2021.
“I've been to a few smaller concerts, but nothing like Harry Styles and other huge artists,” Williams said.
Williams said that at live performances, she gets to feel connected to an artist, compared to simply listening to their music on a phone or computer.
“I just love being able to hear them, hear what they have to say about their music and then hear the twists that they add to their music when they play live,” Williams said.
First-year Sesha Patel was also supposed to see Harry Styles in concert, as well as The Driver Era, an alternative music duo consisting of brothers Rocky and Ross Lynch.
“I just miss the whole atmosphere and the energy,” Patel said. “Everyone coming together and having a mutual love for this one artist.”
The Driver Era World Tour was supposed to begin in April but has since been postponed until 2021. However, many people are not sure when they will feel comfortable going to a concert again.
“I think it definitely depends on the size of the venue and what they're doing to be COVID cautious,” Williams said.