Vanilla Ice seems disinclined to stop, collaborate, and listen to health authorities in Texas, where he is going ahead with a concert Friday despite the state's surge in coronavirus infections. The show's scheduled to take place despite Gov. Greg Abbott's executive order last week that shuttered all the state's bars.
Vanilla Ice, a native of nearby Dallas, shared a poster for the concert recently, asking fans to get ready to experience 90s nostalgia all over again.
The massive, multi-level marina structure on Lake Travis is categorized as a restaurant because at least 51% of its sales are food and, while Abbott's order shut down bars, it only reduced restaurant capacity to 50%.
Vanilla Ice is throwing a Fourth of July weekend concert deep in the heart of pandemic hotspot Texas. The venue's outdoor space can generally accommodate up to 5,000, as The Austin Chronicle pointed out.
Vanilla Ice is encouraging people to bring their "dancin shoes" and "Speedo's" to his Independence Day concert in Texas, which just hit a record with 8,000 new cases of coronavirus. On Sunday (June 28), the artist fondly reminisced about various ephemera of the 1990s while looking forward to his upcoming performances.
"I can't wait to get back to this", he wrote in the caption of a video showing a crowded concert. The 90s were the best. The virus's presence has also dramatically increased in Austin over the past month, per the Texas Tribune.
The Emerald Point Bar & Grill made local headlines in May when a local cover band called LC Rock played a show and posted a photo of the crowd, none of whom were wearing masks, though Norcia said the photo didn't represent "the actual distancing" and claimed the restaurant, 'passed consistent checks from the Fire Marshall'.