Singing in a Mask

Forrest Vincent singing with a SARS mask.

I had a fun night at Attimo in Denver last Thursday. Except that, apparently, the City of Denver now requires musicians to perform in a mask and stay 25 feet away from the audience!

So I sang for 2 1/2 hours in a mask. This turned out be be very challenging. Breathing is important to singing. Both the quantity and timing of inhalation are crucial. If the quantity is reduced, the timing suffers. I found myself gasping for breath a few times throughout the night. Not to mention that my voice sounded like I was singing through a giant Chuck-E-Cheese head.

So just another coronavirus related oddity. Looking forward to not having to ever sing in a mask again. But in any case thanks to Attimo for still having live music, despite these strange times.

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