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36 Things That Happened Right Before Coronavirus

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It’s weird to think about, but…

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Jennifer Lopez and Shakira performed at the Super Bowl halftime show at around this time exactly one year ago.


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Like those are real-life people in the crowd. No social distancing in sight.


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A year ago “social distancing” wasn’t even in our vocabulary.


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It’s hard to believe, but Charlotte Awbery was discovered in the tube about a year ago to the day.

She went viral on February 20, 2020. That’s like three weeks before lockdown.

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Trump was acquitted on both articles of impeachment by the Senate in early February 2020. That’s a little over a year ago.


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The FIRST Trump impeachment feels like it happened a billion years ago.


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You probably already forgot that Nancy Pelosi tore up Trump’s speech during the State of the Union in early 2020. It’s weird to think that a little over a month later we would all be stuck inside.

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Right before Corona took over, everyone was talking about Cheer.

“Daytona” this. “Daytona” that.

Cheer feels like it came out 72 years ago, definitely not a little over a year ago.

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Speaking of TV shows, Tiger King came out eleven months ago, right at the beginning of lockdown — March 20, to be exact.

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Another TV show that feels like it came out a trillion years ago is Love Is Blind.

Love is Blind came out in mid-February 2020. We were so naive!

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Believe it or not, a year ago, people still went to movie theaters.

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The Invisible Man was in theaters.

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Sonic The Hedgehog and Bad Boys for Life were also playing too.


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The Oscars happened a little over a year ago.


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Everyone always forgets that Laura Dern won.


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The Academy Awards were one of the last major events in a “pre-rona world.”


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We were still making Cats jokes then!


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A year ago we were still talking about Hustlers.


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J Lo was robbed this. J Lo was robbed that.


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Bong Joon-ho won his Academy Award then too.


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Tom Hanks hadn’t gotten the rona yet, remember when he freaked out when they tried to cut off Parasite’s Best Picture acceptance speech?

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It’s blowing my mind that the movie everyone was talking about a year ago was Parasite!


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The great Jen/Brad reunion happened around this time a year ago.


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February 9, 2020. One month later we would be locked indoors.

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It’s seriously impossible to believe that there were (at least) seven people running for president ONLY a year ago.


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To put it in perspective: It’s crazy to think that Pete Buttigieg won Iowa back in the beginning of February 2020.


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Also, remember Mike Bloomberg?


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Mike Bloomberg dropped out on March 4, that was like a week before lockdown.

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Amy and Pete also dropped out right around then too. A few weeks later and we would be in a whole new world.


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Mr. Peanut died and was reincarnated into Baby Peanut about a year ago.

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Jessica Simpson was constantly in the headlines for random parts of her book then too.


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It feels like a trillion years ago we were trying to figure out if she got Nick Lachey a gift or not. It was only a year ago!

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At the end of February, almost exactly one year ago, Megxit was announced.


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The Grammys happened in early 2020 too.


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Billie Eilish won a TON of awards.


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Demi Lovato made her comeback.


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And Lana Del Rey was dating a cop.


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It seriously feels like a different dimension, not a little over a year ago.


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The NBA was still playing to packed arenas a year ago.

Like those aren’t creepy-ass Black Mirror–esque LED screens. Those are real people sitting NEXT to each other.

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There were still full-on concerts a year ago.


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With real live audiences.


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And to emphasize, not a face mask in site! No social distancing!


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A few weeks later this would all change…

To sum up 2020: Exactly one year ago we were living in what feels like a parallel universe.


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