Independence Day is just around the corner, and while 2020 isn’t like normal years in which BBQs and pool parties will be the norm, plenty of people are still planning to celebrate. One of them is Vanilla Ice, who’s performing at a 4th of July concert in Austin, Texas, where coronavirus numbers continue to surge. Good idea? Probably not. Is he doing it anyway? Yup.
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I can’t wait to get back to this. 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. And Mortal Kombat is still better than fortnight but we got out of the house, We danced, we invented house parties in the 90s. The last of the great decades #IMissThenineties
- Most of the city is shut down. It should be mentioned that all of the bars in the city are closed, but there’s a concert venue which has somehow approved putting on a concert with the “Ice Ice Baby” rapper anyway.
- The Emerald Point Bar & Grill will host the event. Vanilla Ice’s Independence Day Throwback Beach Party is only happening because of a legal loophole, according to The Austin Chronicle. That’s because Emerald Point is technically a restaurant, which is allowed to be open. That being said, it does have a pretty big outdoor concert space for general admission events, which is how the show is going ahead.
- There was no coronavirus in the ’90s. What does that have to do with anything, you ask? Well, Vanilla Ice says that’s why his nostalgia-packed shows are so fun—they bring him back to the good ol’ days. “I can’t wait to get back to this. The 90s were the best. We didn’t have coronavirus, or cell phones, or computers,” he wrote on Instagram. “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.”
- They’re selling 2,500 tickets to this event. They’re going for $25 each and the VIP packages, which sold for $300, are already gone. Can’t wait to see how the coronavirus numbers surge a couple of weeks after this event! Oh well, at least you’ll have seen Vanilla Ice and Color Me Badd (they’ll be there too!) live on (what is potentially your last) 4th of July!