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Wisconsin County With Rising COVID-19 Rate to Host ‘Herd Immunity Fest’ W/ Static-X, Nonpoint

  • Axl Rosenberg

This is too soon. And I mean that literally and in terms of good taste.

I mean. Can you imagine being the schmuck who contracted the coronavirus while watching Flaw? Can you imagine dying from a case of COVID-19 that you contracted while watching fucking Thunderstruck: America’s AC/DC Tribute???

Next month, fans in the vicinity of Ringle, WI will have the chance to roll the dice on just such a proposition: what’s been dubbed ‘Herd Immunity Fest’ (as in “The dopes at the Dope show didn’t have herd immunity, so all their grandmothers are dead now”) has been announced for July 16-18 at The Q&Z Expo Center. Wisconsin has already repealed most of its measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus… although Ringle, it seems worth mentioning, is in Marathon County, where COVID-19 has recently been on the rise, according to The New York Times.

The spreading-coronavirus-worthy line-up is as follows:

  • Static-X
  • Nonpoint
  • Dope
  • Bobaflex (reunion show)
  • Blacktop Mojo
  • Royal Bliss
  • Flaw
  • Kaleido
  • SAUL
  • Versus Me
  • ONE – Metallica Tribute Band
  • Thunderstruck: America’s AC/DC Tribute

The festival will take place outside, presumably to allow social distancing… although a social media post announcing the show doesn’t actually say anything about social distancing. I also can’t figure the capacity of the outdoor area; the indoor area of the venue apparently holds 786 people.

[via The PRP]

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