Tickets to the Punk Rock show on June 26 in St. Petersburg cost $ 18 for those who received the COVID-19 vaccine and $ 999.99 for those who didn’t.
“If you’re not interested in the discount, tickets are available for a fixed price of $ 999.99,” said a concert promoter.
Paul Williams of Leadfoot Promotions in Tampa Bay hopes the price inequality will motivate young people to immunize their way in the mosh pit after not attending the show for over a year.
“I also want it to be a driving force for vaccination to get the fence attendant out of the fence,”; Williams told the network. Them “
So far, not so many deep-pocketed punk fans will buy nearly four figure tickets, Williams said.
“We are all vaccinated. We encourage everyone to get vaccinated so we can see you in that hole, ”Teenage Bottlerocket contributor Ray Carlyle told ABC affiliate.
The response to the pricing was “overwhelmingly positive,” but the stunt has wowed some members of the local music scene, flooding William’s phone with anti-vaccination spam.
“Keeping people safe is obviously very bad,” said Williams sarcastically, according to the report.