It’s all too easy to get caught up in the doom and gloom of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it won’t be long before we’re enjoying memorable events again.
While life may have come to a standstill just now, there are so many things to look forward to once the COVID-19 pandemic and our lives can finally return to normal. From wild celebrations and drunken parties to small gatherings and organized family events, join us as we take a look at four key events to look forward to once the lockdown restrictions are lifted.
Concerts and Live Music
One thing many of us will have missed out on is the freedom to attend music events. Now that pretty much all of 2020’s highly anticipated events have been either cancelled or rolled over to 2021, next year’s music events and festivals could be some of the best yet.
After all, nothing can replace the buzz, atmosphere and experience of attending a real-life music event. While virtual music events have been put in place to tide us over for the time being, they’re simply not the same as the real thing.
Whether it be playing an open mic night down at the pub or enjoying memorable events like watching Kanye West on a cherry picker at Glastonbury, the music events post-COVID-19 promise to be truly unforgettable.
Missed Birthday Celebrations
Over the weeks and months, we’ve had to socially isolate for already, chances are we will all know at least one person who has had to make do with a store-bought cake and a virtual drink to celebrate their birthday.
Therefore, as soon as the pandemic is over, what better way is there to celebrate your new-found freedom than with a party on behalf of the birthdays you’ve missed out on during your time in isolation?
Whether you hire a live band, set off fireworks, or build a dessert table fit for a king, once the pandemic has passed, you can pull out all the stops to ensure missed birthdays are memorable events.
Postponed Wedding Ceremonies
While on the subject of postponed celebrations, sadly it isn’t just birthdays that have been affected. Christenings, anniversaries and weddings have all also been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, either being cancelled completely, postponed or moved forward into 2021.
Once the pandemic is over though, these ceremonies will be able to take place once more, meaning you can start getting excited about celebrating like planned. This is especially true of wedding ceremonies, which often take months and substantial investment to plan in advance.
Just think of the euphoria you’ll feel as you raise a glass to celebrate the joining of two people you know and love, who’ve had to wait so long for their moment.
Along with missed celebrations, the lifting of lockdown will enable all of us to finally reunite with our loved ones and make up for lost time.
Having been unable to see each other for many months, we will once again be able to enjoy games nights, barbecues and garden parties with one another, sharing stories about how we each spent our time in self-isolation.
Often, it’s the little things you miss most when you’re away from family, so hosting these get-togethers will offer the perfect opportunity to catch up. Whether it be talking football with your uncle, sharing a beer with your brother or getting nagged to tidy up by your mom, you’ll soon be able to do all that and more, creating new memorable events for the family.
The coronavirus pandemic may have thrown the world into chaos but it won’t last forever.
While it may have created an unprecedented time of economic uncertainty and worry, it’s important for everyone, everywhere to keep their heads up during this period so that we all come out of it unscathed.
By looking to the future and feeling enthused at the prospect of reuniting with friends and families again, you will not only help yourself feel a lot better, but you’ll also make your time in lockdown feel a lot shorter as well.