Paolo Valenciano believes it will take a year before the Philippine concert scene recovers from the crisis caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
With Luzon under "enhanced community quarantine," everyone is required to stay home (with a few exemptions). Mass gatherings such as concerts and even movie screenings have been cancelled in order to combat the spread of COVID-19.
In the past, Paolo has helmed shows for artists such as Bamboo, Toni Gonzaga, Sarah Geronimo, Sandara Park, Regine Velasquez, and Sharon Cuneta, among others.
The eldest son of Garv Valenciano shared his thoughts about the lack of live showbiz events during this time.
Here's the Facebook post of Paolo (published as is): "On a more serious note, what scares me most about this whole thing is the shifting landscape of the live industry. I’ve devoted my life to LIVE human experiences. It’s what gives me a sense of purpose and fulfilment. And just like CDs, plastic bags and iPods, my services are now rendered useless in this new world.
"Yes, the lockdown is only temporary. But nothing is gonna be the same after this.
"I estimate maybe about a year before the concert scene recovers. Until then, I’m pretty much useless.
"P.s. Mandy Marcos thinks this is cabin fever talking. And it’s only day 4 . Or 3 ? Or 5 ? Wait , what day is it ? Where am I ?! Everything’s gettting dark But yeah ... I’m losing it ng slight"