Best Of 2022

Best ‘Normal’ Concert Moment in the COVID Era

Trying to see a concert during the pandemic has been … weird. Are you comfortable with the capacity limits? Do you have to wear a mask? Are vaccinations required? Has the show been canceled or postponed? There’s been a lot to consider, especially during 2021’s different virus surges. But for a glorious moment in July, things didn’t suck. That’s because the legendary Foo Fighters performed the inaugural concert at the Andrew J Brady Music Center’s outdoor stage. With Dave Grohl wailing, a gentle breeze blowing and 8,000 fans singing together, the show was a beacon for what we had been missing. “There goes my hero,” indeed.