The Invisible Crowd: Inside the NFL’s Fake Crowd Noise System (NBC News)

NBC News: The Invisible Crowd: Inside the NFL’s Fake Crowd Noise System. “Wendel Stevens has spent decades mixing sound for live football broadcasts. During a game, he’s thinking about the sound of the announcers’ voices, when to play the iconic theme music, what players are doing on the field and what coaches are yelling from the sidelines. But there’s one thing he’s never had to give much thought: the crowd.”

Washington Post: Police struggle to enforce social distancing, mask orders as mass gatherings flout rules

Washington Post: Police struggle to enforce social distancing, mask orders as mass gatherings flout rules. “When a crowd assembled in Oxon Run Park in Southeast Washington for a concert last month, residents accused authorities of ignoring violations of the mayor’s orders restricting mass gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic. A week ago, another gathering in the District brought attention locally and beyond after gunfire erupted and 22 people were shot, one fatally. People again demanded to know why a crowd was allowed to grow into the hundreds, and even the police chief questioned whether his officers should have broken it up.”

Liverpool: Crowds celebrating title win despite coronavirus fears ‘told to leave’ (BBC)

BBC: Liverpool: Crowds celebrating title win despite coronavirus fears ‘told to leave’. “Football fans who gathered in Liverpool for a second night after their team netted the Premier League title have been asked to leave by police. A dispersal order was issued around the city centre after groups came out again on Friday to celebrate Liverpool’s first title win in 30 years.”