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Florida Concert Tickets – Vaccinated $18 Per Ticket, No Vaccine, No Problem? $999 Per Ticket

Want to see Teenage Bottlerocket’s June 26th show in St. Pete? If you can prove you are vaccinated, it’s only $18.

Those who can’t pull out a vaccine passport must pay $999 per ticket.

The band, Teenage Bottlerocket, is performing at the VFW Post 39 on Central Avenue in St. Pete June 26 at 7 p.m.  

In a Facebook post the concert promoter, Paul Williams said, “To be eligible for the DISCOUNT, you will need to bring a government issued photo ID and your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card (if you have lost it keep reading, we got you). You will need to have had your second shot of Pfizer or Moderna, or your single shot of Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine on or before 6/12/2021. If you do not care about the discount, tickets are available for a flat rate of $999.99.”

But not everyone who wants to go to the show has yet received the COVID vaccine.

A long-time fan of Teenage Bottlerocket, Brittney Wigen, recently had COVID-19 and is not yet eligible for the vaccine, but wants to attend the concert.

A fan for over 10-years, Wigen said, “I never miss a show, I’ve seen them all of the country.”

“I have tickets to the St Petersburg show and if they let me in I’ll be there,” said Wigen.

“I actually did what the band suggested and got tickets to the Orlando show. They are an amazing band, and great guys, so I will continue to go to their shows as long as they keep touring,” Wigen added.

On April 2nd, Florida Governor DeSantis signed an executive order preventing schools, government agencies, and businesses from requiring people to show documentation certifying COVID-19 vaccinations or post-infection recovering before going inside an establishment.

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Executive Order 21-81 (Prohibiting COVID-19 Vaccine Passports) states:

No Florida government entity, or its subdivisions, agents, or assigns, shall be permitted to issue vaccine passports, vaccine passes, or other standardized documentation for the purpose of certifying an individual’s COVID-19 vaccination status to a third party, or otherwise publish or share any individual’s COVID-19 vaccination record or similar health information.

Businesses in Florida are prohibited from requiring patrons or customers to provide any documentation certifying COVID-19 vaccination or post-transmission recovery to gain access to, entry upon, or service from the business.

On Wednesday, Patch.com reported that the concert venue, VFW 39, “shot down” the idea of checking passports at the door.

VFW Chairman Mike O’Neill told Patch.com that, “The VFW doesn’t control what a promoter charges after they have contracted a performance space at the VFW.”

Commander Janice Pettit of the VFW 39 told Patch that post leaders plan to meet with Paul Williams Wednesday afternoon.

“The VFW is not allowed to go above an executive order, And the promoter can’t either. It’s not happening at our VFW,” the VFW told Patch.

The Free Press spoke with the VFW Wednesday and we were redirected back to speak with the concert promoter Paul Williams at Leadfoot Promotions.

We will update this story when we hear back from the promoter.

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