As someone living in a country that's rapidly approaching 25 million COVID-19 cases and just surpassed 400,000 deaths, it's pretty easy to forget that other places aren't nearly as impacted by the pandemic.
But then I saw some pics of how things are going in New Zealand, and I was like, "Excuse me????"
As it turns out, New Zealand just had its largest concert since the start of the pandemic and it was PACKED.
The concert was held in Waitangi, New Zealand and featured the band Six60, who will be having a nationwide tour.
Look at all of them, they're so happy.
I mean, not a mask in sight.
No need for the six-feet-apart rule here!
This is happening in 2021. TWENTY TWENTY ONE.
This guy's having a great time.
Literally not a single care in the world.
And let's not forget that Kiwis have been able to safely enjoy bars and restaurants since May 2020, when their COVID-19 threat level was only at Level 2. It's since gotten even better (obviously).
So, obviously I saw that and felt a little jealous. But then, I caught wind of how Australia is basically doing the same thing, and I nearly cried from the couch I haven't left since March.
As it turns out, Aussies have been out here living their best lives too! Here's a festival that happened in Perth, Australia in July. JULY.