This protective suit might make going to concerts and festivals again possible despite the pandemic

This protective suit might make going to concerts and festivals again possible despite the pandemic

Production Club wants to bring physical socializing back, and they have a potential solution in the works. 

The news of live music events possibly only making a comeback in 2021 has been making its rounds, to the despair of music fans everywhere. The pandemic has discouraged gatherings from taking place (so please stay home), but attending live concerts and music festivals might just be possible again with this new protective suit that the creative studio has designed. 

Micrashell, as they called it, is basically an offshoot of the usual hazmat suit that allows user to see through a protective shield and breathe safely through a filtration system using N95 filters. It also sees a controllable internal speaker system that allows you to listen to live music, as well as cannisters for drinking without removing the suit.  

"We're seeing our industry dying, and it's screaming for help," Miguel Risueño, Head of Invention, tells Fast Company. "There aren't going to be any concerts for like a year, so we decided to try and create something to facilitate safe events somehow."

In an interview with NBC Los Angeles, Risueño explains that venues would be responsible for lending the suits out at live events and for sanitizing them thoroughly afterwards. "With our solution, we are trying to make space available for everyone because our solution depends on your own footprint rather than distancing yourself." 

Production Club is currently working on a prototype, and is discussing with potential vendors and collaborators on how best to proceed.