Tennessee, one of the states that have seen a major spike in Covid-19 cases this last week, held it’s first concert since the Covid shutdown, on June 27th. Thousands came out to see country artist, Chase Rice.
Even though Tennessee recorded it’s highest-ever count of new infections on June 26th, 1,140 to be exact, the Chase Rice concert proceeded as planned. The venue can hold up to 10,000 attendees, but they reported they were only allowing a maximum of 4,000 to attend. Several photos of the crowd were posted on social media, showing that nobody was wearing a mask or even practicing social distancing. The one upside to this, is that it was an outdoor venue, and outdoor transmission rates seem to be more rare than indoor.
Rice, shared a video on his Instagram of all his fans in attendance with the caption “We back”. However, after a lot of online backlash for still holding the concert, Rice deleted his post. According to Variety, about 2,800 people attended his show, with one person stating “I personally saw one person wearing a mask the entire day, and that was a merch seller.”
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