I only just read it right through properly today and have to say that hindsight is an eerie thing sometimes.
While the Manchester bombing had happened and was mentioned in this issue, the Las Vegas shooting was yet to occur in 'The Killers' hometown, with the rumoured target meant to be a show where Lorde was going to play, until the gunman allegedly turned his attention to the Country Music outdoor event.
Las Vegas Band 'The Killers' - Run For Cover? WTF?
The Rolling Stone magazine even had a 50th anniversary flashback about 'Taking on Guns'.
And an article about 'Concert Security's New Frontier' appeared in the magazine with subjects discussed like vapour-sniffing dogs, anti-drone technology, smartphone body cameras, social media monitoring and advanced metal detectors.
None of which would have stopped the Vegas shooting though unfortunately.
There was a feature also with 'Queens of the Stone Age' band member Josh Homme, who plays with 'Eagles of Death Metal', as well.
And in that article the Bataclan attack of November 13th, 2015 was brought up.
|Eagles of Death Metal on the Mojo stage Bluesfest, 2016|
And I can say that there was a part of my mind thinking what if it happens again here?
Easter Saturday at Bluesfest 2016
But you can't live life thinking "what if", you just have to live it and realize that life is a gamble and you have to take risks, because there really isn't any safe plays in the game of life.
Plus, life is short.
Although, I'll probably give Bluesfest a miss in 2018, not because I'm worried something might happen, I just see nothing too appealing about next year's lineup ... so far.
Honouring the Dead by the Living?