One of the most heated debates that we’ve faced during this now-slowing coronavirus pandemic has to do with just how much pressure the government can put on its people in regard to being vaccinated.
Prior to the COVID-19 crisis, there was already a growing subset of Americans who were uninterested in vaccinations of any kind. Not only were they concerned about the actual contents of these inoculations, but they also feared that their government would continue to push the bounds of bodily sovereignty by requiring certain jabs.
This has led to a refusal by federal and local officials to require vaccinations against COVID, but it has also spurred a private push to get folks poked which suggests that it’s ok to be treating the unvaccinated as though they were second class citizens.
Rock and roll icons the Foo Fighters are now a part of that effort.
MSG Entertainment announced Tuesday that Foo Fighters will shake the famed arena with a concert on June 20 — the venue’s first show in more than 460 days.
MSG says the concert for vaccinated audience members will be its first at 100% capacity (20,000 seats) since the pandemic. Tickets go on sale Friday.
“We’ve been waiting for this day for over a year,” Dave Grohl said in a statement. “And Madison Square Garden is going to feel that HARD.”
The news comes after several sporting arenas have suggested that they will segregate vaccinated and unvaccinated spectators, and as at least one cruise line plans to require proof of vaccination as they reopen – something that is expressly illegal in Florida.