Vanilla Ice is catching warmth over his deliberate gig in a coronavirus hotspot.
The rapper — finest identified for 90s hit “Ice Ice Child” — is scheduled to carry out in Austin, Texas, on Friday on the Emerald Level Bar & Grill’s Independence Day Throwback Seaside Celebration.
However each Austin and Texas this week skilled file spikes within the variety of new instances of COVID-19.
Vanilla Ice, actual identify Robert Van Winkle, has promoted the celebration on Instagram.
“Prepare to return to The 90s, the best decade ever,” he wrote in a since-deleted publish.
“I can’t wait to get again to this. The 90s had been one of the best,” he mentioned in one other publish.
“We didn’t have coronavirus, or cell telephones, or computer systems,” the musician falsely reminisced. Computer systems and cellphones did exist again then.
Information of the gig inevitably bought the therapy on Twitter.
Some folks reimagined the title of and lyrics to his most well-known monitor:
Others poked enjoyable and expressed shock on the gig going forward in any respect:
Bars throughout Texas are at the moment banned from opening in a bid to sluggish the unfold of the virus that has killed nearly 130,000 folks nationwide.
However the venue on the shore of Lake Travis can stay open and host the gig, The Austin Chronicle reported, as a result of it’s technically designated as a restaurant.
Capability for the live performance shall be restricted to 450 folks and workers will take attendees’ temperatures and request they adhere to social distancing measures and put on face masks, proprietor Barret Brannam instructed The Texas Tribune.
Brannam wouldn’t implement the masks coverage, nevertheless, as a result of “I’m not their mother and pa, [and] I can’t make them do it,” he instructed the Tribune.
VIP tickets for Vanilla Ice’s efficiency — costing $160 to $300 — have bought out. The venue can also be internet hosting events on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday nights:
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