When COVID-19 first struck the United States, many entertainment venues were forced to close. As the number of cases continues to rise months later, some nightclubs have brought the party online.
The virtual club alternative allows DJs and other performers to provide live entertainment for people from the comfort and safety of their homes.
For many, Zoom clubs are more than dance parties. They’re also a way to enjoy the company of a community while social-distancing and contribute to social movements.
“People are not ready to, like, go to a club yet,” says Isaiah Ramos, DJ and host of The Saddest Spiral. Like many other virtual clubs, The Spiral transitioned to a fully online format.