$1000 Concert Tickets Discounted to $18 For Vaccinated Fans
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A concert promoter in Florida came up with a brilliant idea to encourage people to get vaccinated against Covid-19. Paul Williams of Leadfoot Promotions in Tampa Bay is charging $999.99 per ticket for an upcoming concert for those who didn’t receive their vaccinations yet and only $18 for vaccinated fans. He wanted to stage a show that everyone could safely enjoy.
The event will take place on June 26 at the VFW Post 39 venue in St. Petersburg and will be headlined by Teenage Bottlerocket. It will also feature performances from MakeWar and Rutterkin.
“I also wanted it to be a vaccine drive to get the fence-sitters off the fence,” he told ABC News. “I wanted to get the kids that want to go to shows to go out and get their shots.”
As of this writing, no one has bought the thousand-dollar tickets yet.
“We’re all vaccinated,” Teenage Bottlerocket singer and guitar player Ray Carlisle told Tampa ABC affiliate WFTS. “We encourage everyone to get vaccinated so we can see you in the pit.”
Williams further admitted that while the response has been “overwhelmingly positive”, he also received negative comments from anti-vaxxers who bombarded him with spam messages. He then clarified that unvaccinated fans who want to attend the concert will not be denied entry.
He said, “You can buy a full-price ticket and you’ll be treated like everyone else.”