One Florida show promoter wanted to encourage show goers to get vaccinated, and also keep his shows safe and COVID-free. The solution? Charge unvaccinated people more money.
Like way more money! An upcoming punk show has a price of $18 per ticket for those who have fully received the COVID-19 vaccination, and $999.99 for those who have not.
Like way more money! An upcoming punk show has a price of $18 per ticket for those who have fully received the COVID-19 vaccination, and $999.99 for those who have not. The June 26th punk show at VFW Post #39 in St. Petersburg, Florida is being promoted by Paul Williams of Leadfoot Productions. The bill features Teenage Bottlerocket, MakeWar, and Rutterkin.
Williams explained his strategy to ABC affiliate WFTS in Tampa Bay, “We’re just trying to do a show safely. And they should go out and get vaccinated to protect themselves and their families and their community.”
Williams wanted to use the show as a vaccine drive. “I also wanted it to be a vaccine drive to get the fence-sitters off the fence. I wanted to get the kids that want to go to shows to go out and get their shots.”
Teenage Bottlerocket singer-guitarist Ray Carlisle offered advice to those unvaccinated who wanted to attend the show. He suggested that any non-vaxxed people who want to attend the show “perhaps put together a GoFundMe and all the other weirdo anti-vaxxers can help support you going to Teenage Bottlerocket for a thousand dollars. That’s always an option.”
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