Long Live Rock and Roll

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Four kids surrounded their grandfather as he began to speak from behind his mask.  “Back when I was a kid we used to go to something called a concert.  The singer wouldn’t be on a screen somewhere, they would be on a stage in front of thousands of fans that were all packed tightly in the same building.   And nobody wore masks.”

The children seemed appalled and hands went up to their masks and the younger girl said, “But what about the epidemic?”

“This was back before all the deadly viruses had been exposed to the public.   We would yell and scream and sing along with the music.  There was sometimes even dancing going on.  The lights would flash bright colors and the sound would echo through the auditorium.  Each new song would whip the fans into a hysterical frenzy of more screaming and clapping and stomping their feet.  It was a rush like no other.”

“Grandpa,” the oldest boy said.  “Would that ever happen now?”

“No John, there are just too many deadly diseases being spread around.  It all started with Covid-19 and we have been masked and mostly isolated ever since.”


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – hysterical