If you would have told me six months ago, that come May I’d be writing about neon hazmat suits as concert apparel, I would have asked if it was a trend started on TikTok via Coachella or Stagecoach.
Well it’s not. It’s just the times.
We have no idea when fans will be able to attend concerts once again. However, companies are out there trying to expedite the process while adding safety for the fans. Enter Production Club, a “multidisciplinary team designing and producing shows, parties, and experiences” and their Micrashell.
“A Suit That Allows You To Safely Socialize In Times Of A Pandemic”
Micrashell was born as a socially responsible solution to safely allow people to interact in close proximity. Specifically designed to satisfy the needs of nightlife, live events and entertainment industries, Micrashell is a virus-shielded, easy to control, fun to wear, disinfectable, fast to deploy personal protective equipment (PPE) that allows socializing without distancing.
Air-tight top suit + hybrid soft+hard helmet made of tactical, high performance cut resistant fabric and developed for durability, endurance and easy disinfecting procedures. Main materials based on UHMWPE fabrics and lightweight film composite, including sealed sewed patterns and ornaments as well as cordura inserts. This offshoot of a hazmat suit contains two lithium-ion cell battery systems for uninterrupted active operation and are easy charge and swap when discharged (18650 type batteries).
Production Club has worked with a lot of artists, mainly from the EDM world, like Skrillex, so they understand concerts and rubbin’ up on each other.
William Schaffner, an infectious disease expert at Vanderbilt University in Nashville said, “It looks like something out of a space movie. Obviously an extraordinary amount of thought has gone into this, but I can’t imagine that hoards of concertgoers will want to get into one of these contraptions. They don’t look very comfortable.”
I know what you’re thinking – how do I get drunk in this thing? The suit has two disposable canisters allowing the person to vape or drink. So, there’s that.
Would you wear one of these if it meant you could go to a concert?