Before the turn of the decade, 2020 was already set to be an eventful year. In sports, Japan was to host the 2020 Summer Olympics while EU countries would battle it out on the pitch as part of the UEFA EURO 2020. In entertainment, Billie Eilish was to travel the globe on her third concert tour after sweeping the competition at the GRAMMYs while Weezer, Green Day, and Fall Out Boys were to join forces and cause a wave of nostalgia for all pop-rock-hungry millennials. In politics, Brexit was becoming a reality while the United States was getting ready for another memorable electoral year.
Then COVID-19 happened.