1 Ric12string 1 month ago It is that time of the year again for me to be planning the California Gold Rush Roundup scheduled for September 10-12, 2021. A part of that planning is for me to sign a contract and to put down a meaningful deposit. Before doing so, however, I wanted to check in and see just how many think that they might attend.For many of us old geezers, we will have gotten our vaccinations by then so the risk may not be as elevated. On the other hand, public health officials may still be recommending against gatherings of more than ten notwithstanding the fact that vaccinations have been received. Also, some may not be planning to be vaccinated.Some questions for our regular Roundup'ers: Do you want a Roundup this year or is it simply too early? Would you prefer to await 2022? Will you be fully vaccinated by the last week of August? If you want to attend but do not intend to get vaccinated, please tell me that. While it would not be my natural preference to do so, we could limit the event to only those who have been vaccinated if that will encourage fence sitters to attend. Would that make you more inclined to attend or less inclined? (Again, not my first choice.) Are there any particular protocols that you think should be put in place that will make you feel more comfortable about attending? It may be possible to set up gear outside to play, but I don't know if that lower amphitheater where we take group photographs has power. (I somehow think that afm380-Joe may have had power there in 2019.) It would also mean that we would be having to set up and tear down each day, which would be a drag (e.g., think Parabar). We are starting to emerge from this bad year we have all been through and I think that, for me at least, a Roundup is something that would make me feel like a sense of normalcy has begun to return to my life. But, I also do not want to contribute to someone getting the virus (even those not in attendance but back at your homes) just because we couldn't be patient.Please share your candid thoughts here. If you would prefer, you can always send me an email as well. My address is (myscreenname)(at)yahoo(dot)com.Thanks so much!