When the DJ calls out to concertgoers at a recent event near Tokyo, the response is more visible than audible — along with some honking of car horns, a flicking of blinkers and hazard lights and flashing of penlights from behind car windows.

Welcome to the world of the “drive-in” concert, one of the ways that entertainment involving large crowds is adapting to the coronavirus pandemic.

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