Someone claiming to be a member of the audience during Fyter Fest took to Reddit last night to give some details on how they entered the venue.
The person, who later deleted the post, said they received a private invite to attend the show with about 60 other people who were non-crew members. They then explained that everyone entering with them was required to wear a mask to even walk through the outside gates.
This fan also claimed they had to sign waivers acknowledging they hadn’t been exposed to COVID-19, as well as other precautions related to virus safety. They were not tested for COVID-19 to enter the venue like talent and crew, however. They were only given temperature checks.
According to a source in AEW, the people invited to Fyter Fest were local Daily’s Place or Jaguars sponsors who were allowed to bring some family and friends. We’re told these people got seated in the upper bowl of Daily’s Place and were likely not tested because there’s no way anyone up there could spit on or breathe on anyone in the ringside or backstage area. Our sources say anyone who was in the lower bowl or backstage area though was tested for COVID-19.
Once inside, the fan noted that the people in his area were seated several seats apart from each other in every other row.
Our sources also say the big outdoor space has a large buffer zone between tested people and those who have just been given temperature checks, therefore the company feels as though this is more than adequate space to safely distance different pockets of people. Additionally, the promotion is spacing people out beyond CDC guidelines for the spread so that the tested people won’t be affected by the breathing, sneezing, etcetera of the non-tested.