Photos and quotes compiled by staff writer Kelcie Hartley.
Music festival sensations Coachella and Stagecoach were postponed until October to prevent a coronavirus outbreak. Coachella will procesed on the weekends of Oct. 9-11 and 16-18. Stagecoach will occur Oct. 23-25. Cal Poly Pomona students shared their thoughts and concerns for the festivals’ postponement to fall 2020 due to coronavirus.
“I think it’s a good thing to postpone to keep everyone’s safety and health in mind. That’s the most important part, even though some people might have to cancel plans because it’s so far ahead and it’s going to be a completely different vibe. The most important thing is that they prioritize people’s health, and they didn’t care about the money that would be lost.”
“I think it’s a reasonable concern, and it was the right choice to postpone it. If it needs to be postponed again, I would be understanding, but I have no stake in the matter because I don’t plan on going to either concert. I would understand if they had to be canceled, and I don’t understand why people would be mad because attendees could possibly kill people by spreading the virus.”
“I think it was necessary knowing that a lot of visitors who aren’t from here, go to Coachella. I was actually going to go to the second weekend of Coachella, but now I’m not. Honestly, I’m not that upset about it because I’d rather have my safety become a priority instead of accidentally catching it because of all the people there.”
“It makes sense. Schools are being closed down, and the NBA can’t even play so it makes sense to delay. Coachella is the one where people camp overnight for three days, so it makes sense because if someone did unfortunately have it (coronavirus) you’re in a really close environment with people sleeping in tents next to each other.”
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