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If we can’t gather for a concert without fear for our lives, we are doomed

The word “audience” comes from the Latin word “audientia,” meaning a hearing. People gather to listen, and an individual or group is given the opportunity to be heard. It is a basic exercise of democracy.

But more fundamentally, it is an instinct of our species. Homo sapiens is a social animal. Culture, the systematic transmission of experience, is how humanity has survived from prehistory to the age of the iPhone. Not even the most reclusive coul…
ENTERTAINMENT – Los Angeles Times

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