Writes a friend:
A month ago some New York City “hardcore” bands performed in Tompkins Square Park for an estimated 2,000 to 3,000 people. A packed together crowd, little masks, some in the crowd bouncing up against each other, etc. A “narrative” would be that only stereotypical “rednecks” and such would participate in such an event at the time, but this shows otherwise, and also apparently looks like a relatively safe event weeks later. Alas, it hasn’t got much coverage, but perhaps your readers would find it interesting, irregardless of their musical tastes.
Footage of headlining act Madball (and the crowd) :
Instagram of organizer who is no longer to use the location.