Vanilla Ice To Headline Independence Day Show In Coronavirus Hotspot And Yeah, It’s Not Gone Down Well

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Coronavirus has had us all getting misty-eyed for simpler days.

Honestly, nostalgia is bigger than ever, but while most of us are happy watching repeats of The Vicar Of Dibley or sitting down in front of re-runs of notable Wimbledon matches, that just isn’t enough for some people.

Despite coronavirus infection rates soaring in the US, 90s star Vanilla Ice apparently thinks it’s the perfect time to headline an Independence Day Throwback Beach Party – right in the heart of pandemic hotspot, Texas.

Vanilla Ice hosts The Day at Go Pool, Flamingo Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas (Photo: EMPICS Entertainment)
Vanilla Ice hosts The Day at Go Pool, Flamingo Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas (Photo: EMPICS Entertainment)

The Fourth of July weekend concert is set to take place tomorrow thanks to a legal loophole, despite bars being closed due to a large surge in Covid-19 cases in the area.

The venue — Emerald Point Bar & Grill, located on the shores of Lake Travis — is technically a restaurant, but also has a large capacity outdoor general admission concert space.

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Posting on Instagram, the Ice Ice Baby singer wrote: “The 90s were the best. We didn’t have coronavirus, or cell phones, or computers. We had 5.0′s, blockbuster, Beavis and Butthead, Wayne’s World, Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan ... Mortal Kombat is still better than Fortnight ... the last of the great decades.”

The $300 VIP seating tickets have already reportedly sold out.

Unsurprisingly, Twitter is less than impressed...

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Texas has seen a surge of almost 8,000 new cases in the last week, with the city of Austin seeing a 28 percent positive testing rate.

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