Garth Brooks is now performing at dive bars instead of selling out stadiums because they’re vaccinated, much more so than stadiums. While there are many stadiums and other various venues requiring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test to enter the venue, there are still some out there that are not requiring any proof of anything, thus leaving the opportunity open for maskless participants to enter the venue.
Brooks has taken a huge hit in canceling his concerts due to COVID-19 concerns. He originally was launching a 2019 stadium tour before the 2020 pandemic hit, and now he’s making moves to perform in places that are safer for concert-goers altogether.
Garth Brooks playing dive bars instead of stadiums due to COVID-19
“The thing that scares me that you have to look it is: I never saw the second wave coming,” he says, according to Upworthy. “I didn’t know there was going to be such a thing. Well, is there a third wave? So you just watch this.”
He continues, “I’m vaccinated, 100% vaccinated. Everybody on the freakin’ tour, vaccinated. I cannot make you get vaccinated. Until it becomes a law, it is a choice. And people, when things are a choice, you have to understand and respect that we’re all going to make our own choices.”
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Altogether, Brooks’ team refunded 350,000 tickets. In place of the stadium tour, he’s now doing a dive bar tour. “The dive bars are vaccinated, that’s how you get to do it,” Brooks said in a Facebook Live recently. “So, the great thing about this is, [the fans are] vaccinated or they have to show a three-day negative in-advance test.”