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Event Photography: Looking Back

After the middle of March, Tucson’s event calendar imploded. Iconic local events cancelled right and left.

Will they be back in the fall? Or next spring? No one knows. I’ll repeat what has been said elsewhere and say that the Coronavirus is in charge.

Let’s take a moment to look back on events that happened right before everything changed. Starting with the winter 2019 edition of the Fourth Avenue Street Fair …

Then came the New Year. Time for the fifth annual Tucson Jazz Festival. While most of its events are ticketed, there’s a free Tucson Downtown Jazz Fiesta that’s open to all …

In mid-February, I went out to dinner with an old friend. For the first time, I had a conversation with that mysterious illness that hadn’t ravaged the United States. Yet.

I told my friend that it couldn’t be that bad. That it probably wasn’t any worse than the seasonal flu. She glared at me and said, “It’s shutting down entire towns in China.”

Turns out that my friend was right.

And, sorry to say, the 2020 Gem Show may be the last we see for a while …

Tip: Enjoy photos from these and other events on my Tucson Event Photography site.

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