Punk show sticks it to COVID-19 anti-vaxxers. Nice.

A promoter in Florida found a way to send a message to those who won’t get a COVID-19 vaccine.

Leadfoot Productions Promoter Paul Williams has a gig set for June 26 in St, Petersburg, Florida with Teenage Bottlerocket, MakeWar, and Rutterkin. Tickets are $18 in advance or $20 at the door UNLESS you can’t provide proof that you haven’t been vaccinated. They’ll still let you in, but it’ll cost you $999.99.

Love it. And a brave move considering that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis had this to say: “In Florida, your personal choice regarding vaccinations will be protected and no business or government entity will be able to deny you services based on your decision.”

Alan Cross

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3 thoughts on “Punk show sticks it to COVID-19 anti-vaxxers. Nice.

  • May 30, 2021 at 6:24 pm

    I’ve been out of it for the last 6-9 months due to work preoccupations and a death in the family so I’m only dabbling in what passes for RL but I find it rather amusing and certainly odd in a ‘how did I let this happen’ kind of way, that my boss basically broke HIPAA by brute& forcing me to make an appointment to get vaccinated. I would have eventually. I just didn’t know they were available. I’m not anti-vaccination in the slightest. I don’t understand people who are. They put themselves and other people at risk unnecessarily; especially when it comes to small children. .I’m all for sound science.

    I know that despite my mother being a Christian scientists, the circumstances of my birth and being a sickly child meant multiple vaccinations as a child. As well as constant trips to the doctor. I’m thankful for that sliver of logic as I certainly wouldn’t have survived birth let alone childhood without medical intervention. Although she never let me get exposed to chicken pox, so I got that as an adult. Thanks, Mom; that was a swell treat.

    • May 31, 2021 at 1:20 pm

      I was so surprised to discover there’s a chicken pox vaccine these days. Looking it up now, looks like it’s been available since 1995. I caught it as a kid around 1988 or 89, but passed it on to my aunt who had a severe case as an adult.

      • May 31, 2021 at 7:21 pm

        Man! I wish I had known. That was just a few years before I caught it. I got it right around Thanksgiving of 1999. My friend Todd got it as an adult (his parents were older like mine but not weird religions so I don’t know why he didn’t get it as a kid) and he had them in his stomach! He’s one of those people that get sick now if he doesn’t eat because his stomach is a bit screwed up and sensitive because of what the virus did. I got ‘lucky’ and have a two scars on my face because I didn’t have a doctor and went to the urgent care and they didn’t tell me that the chicken pox could get infected. They did. And that they could eat my flesh. They did. SO I have these two little circles that nobody else in the world probably sees but me. That’s my problem because I wasn’t used to going to doctor’s as an adult. I lived int he land of free clinics because I never had insurance. The free clinics of my younger years would have taken WAY better care for me (if they’d even let me in the door) than that stupid urgent care.


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