Caroline Burgess-Pike enjoys going to concerts. She normally attends two a year, including the granddaddy of them all, Glastonbury. The Kent PR director chose to go to Glastonbury Live this year. She believes that live streaming is an effective way to fill in the gaps when in-person live events are canceled. They’re perfect for families with little children who might find attending a festival difficult. She says that live streaming was important in supporting the live music and event industry during the Covid pandemic.

Before any of the restrictions went into existence, Sam Divine, a natural performer with a strong passion to perform music for people all around the world, DJed at the Defected Virtual Festival, which was held in a London megaclub without a crowd. She described being alone at the Ministry of Sound with only the techs, lighting men, and a few dancers as unusual, but also special.

Sam was pushed to DJ in her living room just days after the event due to the restriction. She tested a few various streaming platforms before landing on Twitch, which allowed her to interact with her audience. She claimed that the number of people watching their favorite DJs [during livestreams] in one chat room was overwhelming. From all across the world, the community came together and supported one another. Sam regarded it as “amazing” and indicated that once the Covid restrictions were gone, she would not turn off the streaming.