This $1000 Concert Costs $18 if You’re Vaccinated

A Florida promoter is making headlines because of ticket prices he set for an upcoming punk-rock concert. Paul Williams of Leadfoot Promotions is charging $18 for vaccinated showgoers, but those who haven’t gotten the vaccine will have to pay full price at $999.99.

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Earlier this month, Florida’s Republican governor Ron DeSantis issued an executive order that banned businesses from requiring customers to prove they were vaccinated. But Williams found a workaround. “I’m not denying entry to anyone,” he told the Washington Post. “I’m just offering a discount.”

Still, the governor’s office is saying that this violates state rules. They issued a statement to the Post, saying, “Charging higher ticket prices for individuals who do not furnish proof of vaccination unfairly discriminates against people who have enumerated rights under Florida law.”

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Since his concert pricing made the news, Williams received many threatening messages from anti-vaxxers on the internet. But Williams said that he’s staying firm with his decision. And so far, none of his “standard” $999.99 tickets have sold.

The show, featuring bands Teenage Bottlerocket, MakeWar and Rutterkin will be happening on June 26 at VFW Post 39 in St. Petersburg, FL.

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