The Florida concert organizer is discovering art in new ways to encourage his community to be vaccinated. At the upcoming punk-rock concert, he will be charging $ 18 for tickets to vaccinated people and $ 1,000 for non-vaccinated people.
Paul Williams of Leadfoot Promotions came up with the idea while considering how to book the concert in a quick and effective way, according to local WFTS channel. With vaccines available to the people of the province and new CDC guidelines allowing for the return of live events, Williams thought giving a discounted ticket to vaccinated concerts was the first step to making the show safer and creating a motivation for more people to go out and be vaccinated, he told WFTS.
“We are just trying to do a show safely. And they should go out and be vaccinated to protect themselves and their families and their community, ”Williams told WFTS.
Rauw Alejandro plays at Miami's Oasis on May 8, 2021 in Miami.
Rauw Alejandro plays at Miami's Oasis on May 8, 2021 in Miami. John Parra / Getty Images file
Earlier this month, Prime Minister Ron DeSantis signed a bill banning vaccine passports in the state of Florida.
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"In Florida, your choice of vaccine will be protected and no business or government agency will be able to deprive you of services based on your decision," DeSantis said in a statement.
Knowing he would not be able to officially expel uninvolved people from the concert venue, Williams said he encouraged non-vaccinated people to buy the full ticket, and if they did, they would be treated like everyone else, he told WFTS.
However, no full price tickets come in at $ 999.99 purchased.
The concert will take place on June 26 at VFW Post 39 in St. Petersburg, FL. In a promotional event on Facebook, the requirements for discounted tickets are set, saying, "To qualify for a discount, you will need to provide a photo ID issued by the government and your COVID-19 Vaccination Record card (if lost keep reading, we found it). You will need to have your gun second Pfizer or Moderna, or your one shotgun Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 on 6/12/2021. "
The concert will feature performances from punk-rock bands Teenage Bottlerocket, MakeWar and Rutterkin. The Williams vaccination program appears to be backed by the parties as well.
"We are all vaccinated. We encourage everyone to be vaccinated so we can see you in the hole," Ray Carlisle, a Teenage Bottlerocket singer and guitarist, told WFTS.
Williams has compared the idea of promotional promotions to other businesses that specialize in vaccinated customers, and hopes that it will drive people to seek vaccination in order to get out and have fun and safe.
"I also wanted it to be a vaccine to get rid of the people who work on the phone," Williams told WFTS. "I wanted to get the kids who wanted to go to the shows to come out and get their guns."