"We didn't have coronavirus, or cell phones, or computers", he wrote in an Instagram post earlier this week.
The venue - Emerald Point Bar & Grill, located on the shores of Lake Travis - is technically a restaurant, even though it also has a large capacity outdoor general admission concert space, allowing Vanilla Ice to hold the concert without contradicting any restrictions. "Mortal Kombat is still better than Fortnight ... the last of the great decades". But what will live shows genuinely look like in a pandemic-enveloped world?
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He also urged his constituents to stay home when possible, but stressed that his announcement just isn't a "stay-at-home order". There have been 3,199 COVID-19 cases , including 45 deaths, confirmed in Collin County, including 86 new cases Thursday.
In the video, however, the Dallas-born performer said that the show had been booked well in advance and that he'd been hoping the numbers would be better by now.
"If you get COVID because you went to the Vanilla Ice concert that somehow is the exception to closure rules, frankly, you deserve that".
Vanilla Ice has canceled his controversial Texas concert set for this weekend, claiming he didn't know about the surging cases of COVID-19 in the area.
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The '90s rap star, real name Rob Van Winkle, announced Thursday that he would skip the Independence Day Throwback Beach Party, saying in an upbeat video on social media that he had listened to his fans and just wanted everyone to be safe. I didn't know the numbers were so insane in Austin, but we were hoping it would be a lot better by the fourth of July 'cause they booked this concert a long time ago. That prompted the governor to shut all bars and restaurants once again, including the Emerald Point.
"So, anyway, happy 4th of July and hopefully by New Year's this corona crap will have a cure".
This comes after Gov. Greg Abbott recently ordered for all bars to re-close again last Friday (June 26) due the recent surge in reported cases across the state. According to Brannam, 84 tickets had been sold on EventBrite, while he'd sold all 96 available VIP tickets, plus 104 tickets for seating in the venue's upper deck. On July 4, Color Me Badd are also scheduled to perform at Emerald Point.
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In another Instagram post on Thursday, the rapper simply posts a video of him singing, "everything is gonna be alright" at a packed event, with no caption included. The last of the great decades, ' he concluded, with the hashtag #IMissTheNineties. We had 5.0's, blockbuster, Beavis and Butthead, Wayne's World, Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan.