10:36 AM PT — Vanilla Ice simply canceled his efficiency in Austin … saying he did not know the numbers have been so loopy in Austin. The rapper mentioned the live performance had been booked a very long time in the past, however with circumstances spiking in Texas and throughout the nation, Vanilla Ice says one of the best factor to do proper now could be cancel it and hold everybody protected. Good name.
Vanilla Ice is providing followers a warning — come see my live performance at your individual danger, cuz it may value you your life, however the native well being division’s going even additional … saying avoid his present.
The “Ice Ice Child” rapper is ready to carry out Friday evening at Emerald Level Bar & Grill within the fashionable vacationer spot of Lake Travis … 30 minutes outdoors of downtown Austin. The live performance’s being dubbed The Independence Day Throwback Seaside Get together at a multi-tier outside venue that may host as many as 5,000 followers — however attributable to social distancing, they’re solely promoting 2,500 tickets.
Followers wanting to purchase tix are hit with a warning: “Vital discover re COVID-19: Please be aware any interplay with most of the people poses an elevated danger of being uncovered to COVID-19 and we can’t assure that you’ll not be uncovered whereas in attendance on the occasion. The occasion organizer is solely answerable for the well being and security of this occasion. We encourage you to comply with the organizer’s security insurance policies, in addition to native legal guidelines and restrictions.”
That warning is not reducing it with the Travis County Well being Dept. … whose spokesperson, Jen Samp, tells TMZ … “This isn’t sensible no matter who’s acting at any gathering proper now. One of the best ways to be nostalgic is by defending your dad and mom and grandparents and staying dwelling.”
The “nostalgic line” is a transparent shot at Ice’s IG put up selling the live performance.
The rapper posted this video over the weekend displaying packed concertgoers. He captioned the video, “I can’t wait to get again to this. The 90s have been one of the best. We didn’t have coronavirus, or cell telephones, or computer systems. We had 5.0‘s, blockbuster, Beavis and Butthead, Wayne’s world, Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan. And Mortal Kombat remains to be higher than fortnight however we received out of the home, We danced, we invented home events within the 90s. The final of the nice many years.”
Samp is not getting sucked in by all that ’90s speak. She’s flat-out saying, “Do not go to this live performance. For those who do go to the live performance or anyplace else publicly, put on a masks and socially distance, have sanitizer in your pocket and wash your arms each time you arrive at a brand new place.”
She added the very fact folks can be ingesting booze, means they will be much less conscious of their actions … like touching their faces and forgetting to clean arms.
Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott‘s just lately ordered all bars closed and capped restaurant capability to 50 %. The order comes on the heels of the state hitting a brand new file of circumstances … with 8,076 reported Wednesday. Hospitalizations have additionally reached harmful ranges.
Emerald Level Bar & Grill — which, BTW, is internet hosting different music acts your entire weekend — stays open as a result of technically it is thought of a restaurant.
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