Intelligence is...

...the ability to adjust. With the Covid Delta variant sweeping through, and the vaccinated at risk of infection and illness (though, apparently, without grave consequence), I am either the canary in a coal mine, a guinea pig or a sitting duck.

I learned that a fully vaccinated attendee at my Friday HC in Arvada CO got a positive test result the day after the show (from an earlier PCR test). And, wüncha knowit, I shook the gentleman's hand. Three seconds of contact, and ten seconds of unmasked conversation, and now all bets are off. I canceled my indoor Berthoud HC, but thankfully had scheduled a ticketed live stream for that night.

Twenty gracious DanFammers showed up and helped save the day. I upgraded the audio to bring it to CoronaZone quality, and carried on in a mostly-requests show. Host Terry Georgia's next door neighbors, The Hales, who were originally coming in person, joined the stream in what can only be described as the best seat in the house. To wit...

Today's show in Monument CO will go on as planned, with significant upticks to masking, distancing, Dan-itizing and use of plastic. After today, my next shows are next weekend in Minnesota. There is time to get properly tested and assure the health of everyone I might come in contact with.

So far I feel fine, but then, after two days, that would be normal. We'll see what happens by Wednesday. Fingers crossed. And heavily sanitized. 

16 comments

  • Steven Petersen
    Steven Petersen Peoria
    Keeping you in my prayers Dan!

    Keeping you in my prayers Dan!

  • Jenny Riegler
    Jenny Riegler
    Glad you are still well, Dan. And as we know, intelligence matters! The stream last night was great; really enjoyed it! 💗

    Glad you are still well, Dan. And as we know, intelligence matters! The stream last night was great; really enjoyed it! 💗

  • Jenny Riegler
    Jenny Riegler
    I drove from Colorado back home to Ohio just before the Michigan show last week--wish I was back in Colorado so I could come to another show!!

    I drove from Colorado back home to Ohio just before the Michigan show last week--wish I was back in Colorado so I could come to another show!!

  • Nadia
    Nadia Illinois
    Dan, You should be fine. We (the entire DanFam) will all put our collective hopes together that you did not catch it. I was lucky enough to be able to join the stream at the last minute right before you went on. Now, whether I just needed to have something familiar and comforting last night, or if you just put a lot of emotions into the songs you sang, I can tell you I sure am glad I signed up to listen/watch. Every single song, the sound system, and your voice was PERFECT!!! Thank you for streaming and doing the show live. Sure made me miss the CoronaZone even more. Stay safe. Be cautious, and take care.

    Dan, You should be fine. We (the entire DanFam) will all put our collective hopes together that you did not catch it. I was lucky enough to be able to join the stream at the last minute right before you went on. Now, whether I just needed to have something familiar and comforting last night, or if you just put a lot of emotions into the songs you sang, I can tell you I sure am glad I signed up to listen/watch. Every single song, the sound system, and your voice was PERFECT!!! Thank you for streaming and doing the show live. Sure made me miss the CoronaZone even more. Stay safe. Be cautious, and take care.

  • Deborah
    Deborah Florida
    I know that view, albeit from the house next door to the Hales. Lol. Fingers crossed that all from Friday night will stay well, and safe.

    I know that view, albeit from the house next door to the Hales. Lol. Fingers crossed that all from Friday night will stay well, and safe.

  • Rosie
    Rosie Colorado
    Shoot! I’m sorry about your exposure because now you probably won’t feel like giving me a hug but still, I can’t wait to see you in Monument!! I’m praying you remain Covid free.

    Shoot! I’m sorry about your exposure because now you probably won’t feel like giving me a hug but still, I can’t wait to see you in Monument!! I’m praying you remain Covid free.

  • Sheila Lane
    Sheila Lane
    Sending you all my love, Dan.

    Sending you all my love, Dan.

  • Bob Simko
    Bob Simko
    Given the circumstances, it was great to stream some time with you. Sounded really great. Keeping fingers crossed that the infectious period had passed by the time you had contact and all goes smooth for you.

    Given the circumstances, it was great to stream some time with you. Sounded really great. Keeping fingers crossed that the infectious period had passed by the time you had contact and all goes smooth for you.

  • Marlynn
    Marlynn Camarillo, CA
    Hoping that nasty C-bug continues to stay far away from you. If we've learned nothing else during these strange times, it has been to roll with it, whatever comes our way (or did we learn that as Fammers?). Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.

    Hoping that nasty C-bug continues to stay far away from you. If we've learned nothing else during these strange times, it has been to roll with it, whatever comes our way (or did we learn that as Fammers?). Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.

  • AL AKA UncleAL56
    AL AKA UncleAL56 Syracuse, NY
    Wishing you to be well and covid free Dan, after all there are way more 'Horizon Lines' in different states for you to see yet. I Totally Believe in Yesterday and last nights show was a DanFam delight for the 20 of us that were watching you perform! Thank You so much for streaming and always being a down to earth friendly and fantastic musician, you have no idea of how much you are appreciated by me and all the rest of the DanFam, Safe Travels today and always!

    Wishing you to be well and covid free Dan, after all there are way more 'Horizon Lines' in different states for you to see yet. I Totally Believe in Yesterday and last nights show was a DanFam delight for the 20 of us that were watching you perform! Thank You so much for streaming and always being a down to earth friendly and fantastic musician, you have no idea of how much you are appreciated by me and all the rest of the DanFam, Safe Travels today and always!

  • Dan Navarro
    Dan Navarro Monument CO
    I'm getting a test on Wednesday, to make sure that if it is gonna happen, it will be detected. Thank you all for your support.

    I'm getting a test on Wednesday, to make sure that if it is gonna happen, it will be detected. Thank you all for your support.

  • Cindy Davis
    Cindy Davis MSP airport
    Dan, the force of the Fam is strong. With all our wishes for your good health and negative tests, you will be fine. We are ready for you in the northwoods!

    Dan, the force of the Fam is strong. With all our wishes for your good health and negative tests, you will be fine.
    We are ready for you in the northwoods!

  • Tammy Delfun
    Tammy Delfun Minnetonka MN
    Hope you are well and stay well. Fingers crossed for a negative test.

    Hope you are well and stay well. Fingers crossed for a negative test.

  • Jo Fayan
    Jo Fayan Rhode Island
    Those first two sentences summed up these times to a tee. Well said! Fingers crossed for a negative test result. Love that you love what do - it powerfully resonates 🎶 simply - thank you

    Those first two sentences summed up these times to a tee. Well said! Fingers crossed for a negative test result. Love that you love what do - it powerfully resonates 🎶 simply - thank you

  • Kathy Kallai
    Kathy Kallai Illinois
    fingers and toes crossed

    fingers and toes crossed

  • Coachshipley
    Coachshipley Lagrange Park, IL
    Glad you have such an open and positive outlook while still being safe! Music on Demand delivered how you choose, perfection.

    Glad you have such an open and positive outlook while still being safe! Music on Demand delivered how you choose, perfection.

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