Despite the recent surge in coronavirus cases and inpatients in the state, rapper Vanilla Ice will perform at a concert of 2,500 people in Texas on Friday.
The singer, famous for the 1990 pop song “Ice Ice Baby”, will hold a weekend celebration on July 4th in Austin, whose theme is rooted in nostalgia during the global pandemic.
The rapper wrote on Instagram on Sunday: “I can’t wait to get back to this, and his post includes videos of people screaming in crowded places.
Due to the attention caused by the coronavirus, the Austin city boundaries and manufacturing of the American Music Festival were cancelled
“The 90s are the best. We don’t have coronaviruses, cell phones or computers. We have 5.0s movies, bombshells, Beavis and Butthead, Wayne’s World, Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan. Mortal Kombat is still better than two weeks after we left The house, dancing, invented family gatherings in the 1
Texas Governor Greg Abbott ordered all bars in the state to close again last Friday because the state tried to contain the virus’s renaissance after it quickly reopened last month. The restaurant was also ordered to restore 50% of its capacity.
Abbott said: “At present, it is clear that the increase in the number of cases is largely driven by certain types of activities, including the gathering of Texans in bars.” “The action in this executive order has quickly stopped this for us. Viruses and the mission to protect public health are critical.”
The concert called “Independence Day Retreat Beach Party” will be held at the multi-level institution Emerald Point Bar & Grill on the shore of Lake Travis. According to the Austin Chronicle, despite the large outdoor entertainment space, the venue is technically classified as a restaurant, so the venue is still open. Currently, at least 51% of its revenue comes from food sales.
According to the Chronicle, this business can increase the capacity to 5,000 people, but it is reported that the concert is expected to hold more than 2,500 people. Tickets are priced between $25 and $300 on the Eventbrite page.
According to the Texas Department of Health and Human Services, Texas received a record 8,076 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, two days before the scheduled concert. Hospitalization has also skyrocketed in recent weeks. As of Wednesday night, the state currently has more than 6,900 people hospitalized, compared with just over 2,000 on June 11.
According to data from Johns Hopkins University, since the outbreak of the pandemic, Texas has now confirmed more than 171,929 cases, the third highest case in the US. The state reported that at least 2,502 people died of the virus.
The report says that the entire police station in Texas City is located in the Corona Verus quarantine area, the report says
At the same time, the organizers of the popular Austin City Boundary Music Festival announced in a statement on Wednesday that they are canceling the three-day October event and believe it is the only responsible solution in the pandemic. Austin-based entertainment company Rooster Teeth announced last week that it has canceled its flagship RTX 2020 conference, which usually attracts tens of thousands of loyal supporters to participate in the company’s annual events and personality events.
The company wrote on its website: “Due to the city-wide restrictions on large-scale events, although we have all the will and best efforts to make us face-to-face this year, RTX Austin 2020 has been officially cancelled.”
Even with the recent surge in cases in Texas, restrictions on large events, and outdoor gatherings of 100 or more people requiring local government approval, the nostalgic Vanilla Ice concert still seems to be able to rewind in time.
The rapper, Dallas, whose real name is Robert Matthew Van Winkle (Robert Matthew VanWinkle), wrote on June 24: “Ready to go back to the 90s, this is the greatest ten ever year. ” “Bring your dancin shoes, Speedo, bikini, neon colors and ninja turtle gear…haha.”
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His album “To the Extreme”, released in 1990, featured “Ice Ice Baby”, which occupied a 16-week high on the Billboard 200 record charts and sold at least 15 million albums.
Fox News’ Jessica Naples and Luis Caiano contributed to this report