The vast majority of 75-year-olds have received their second shot of the Covid-19 vaccine. With the new CDC guidelines, this population has been given permission (with exceptions) to return to some kind of normalcy. This is an interesting sociological experiment.
What happens when seniors are the only ones out and about?
Restaurants and bars are packed, albeit between 4 and 5:30 p.m. The police department reports that there has been a noticeable increase in people “cruising” down the Great Road, at 20 mph.
The concert series at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield has announced new sponsors. Miracle Ear will be replacing Budweiser as the big lead sponsor.
Harry Belafonte, Ringo Starr, Loretta Lynn, and Willie Nelson have all announced they will be touring this spring.
The Burlington Mall is looking into the possibility of adding valet service to the handicapped spots to accommodate the increased demand.
Speaking of the Mall, Forever 21 has announced they are opening an annex to their popular clothing store called Temporarily 75 in an attempt to catch these new potential customers.
Finally, the World Pickleball Championship has announced that they have moved the finals to The Superdome to accommodate the crowds.
One interesting local note: there was some chatter about a spring break party at Springs Brook Park. Police initially thought it was going to be high school seniors. On further reflection about the vaccine rollout, it was determined not to be high school seniors at all. The officer who discovered the post said he became suspicious of the timing of the party, 11 a.m. He also noted an unusually high number of AOL email accounts being used on the list.
Ah …. to be 75.