But, said Dean, while he’s willing to try anything, he can’t see how the idea could work.
“How does it work when you have that many people turning up at an allocated time to see a band?
“Do you keep them in the streets getting wet? Do you test them and tell them to come back in 20 minutes?”
Michael Kill, chief executive of the Night Time Industries Association, says those in the industry have “shown great resilience in the face of adversity”.
But, he added, that only gets you so far.
“We need more assistance and a detailed plan for reopening now,” he said.
“Otherwise, much of what defines a night out in the UK will be lost forever.”
A government spokesperson said the prime minister would be setting out a plan on the reopening of the economy on Monday “in a way that is cautious but also irreversible”.
“Nightclubs can continue to access our comprehensive package of business support worth over £280 billion, which includes a one-off grant of up to £9,000, monthly grants of up to £3,000, various loan schemes, a business rates holiday, as well as the extended furlough scheme.”
But for many it’s not enough… and with income from the UK’s nightlife estimated to contribute £66 billion to the UK economy, there’s a lot at stake.