Loophole Allows Vanilla Ice Concert in Texas

Carla Harmon
July 3, 2020

Amid spiking COVID-19 numbers in Texas and growing personal blowback about a planned Friday concert, Vanilla Ice has slammed it into reverse and canceled the annual show at a venue on the Lake Travis reservoir just outside of Austin. So anyway, happy 4th of July, and hopefully by New Year's this corona crap will have a cure! However, all purchased tickets came with a warning to concert-goers. "We were hoping for better Coronavirus numbers by July but Unfortunately the numbers have increased quite a bit so for the safety and health of everyone we're going to stay home".

"I take the coronavirus serious". The venue's outdoor space can generally accommodate up to 5,000, as The Austin Chronicle pointed out.

On July 1, Texas had 8,000 new cases of coronavirus, adding to its total of 170,000 since early March.


His show, entitled the Independence Day Throwback Beach Party, grew widespread criticism when it was announced Wednesday.

In a video posted on Twitter this afternoon (July 2), the rapper explained that after listening to his fans and looking into the coronavirus numbers in Texas, he won't be hitting the stage after all.

Vanilla Ice knows we're in the middle of a global pandemic, but collecting his coins seems a lot more important to him at the moment! "Bring your dancin shoes, Speedo's, bikinis, neon colors, and ninja turtle gear. hahha".


The "Ice Ice Baby" rapper continues to promote the upcoming event on his Instagram account, with footage of packed concerts and captions reminiscing of the nineties - back before the Wuhan coronavirus plunged the USA and the world into lockdown.

'I can't wait to get back to this. Last week Texas governor Greg Abbott announced via an emergency executive order that he would shut down bars across the state due to spiking cases of the Wuhan virus - effectively ceasing in-person concerts at bars. "The 90s were the best", said Vanilla Ice in a recent Instagram post. 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.

"Get ready to go back to The 90s, the greatest decade ever", the rapper and Dallas native, whose real name is Robert Matthew Van Winkle, wrote June 24 - to the delight of his fans on Instagram. The last of the great decades, ' he concluded, with the hashtag #IMissTheNineties.


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