As TMZ reports, Colorado hasn't officially banned large public gatherings just yet, but state officials have been urging people to cancel them by their own volition. Major sporting organizations and just about every other media company have followed suit.
Despite an ongoing plea for people to avoid gathering in large groups, however, Post performed for a sold-out crowd at Denver's Pepsi Center. The venue seats up to 20,000 people for concerts.
While fan-shot footage suggests concertgoers had a lot of fun despite putting themselves and others in extreme danger, the social media response has not exactly been positive. Read some tweets about the ill-informed decision below.
Getting more video from inside @pepsicenter. Thought I was seeing empty seats for @PostMalone in the middle of COVID-19 outbreak. Turns out... it's packed. So much for social distancing. #9News pic.twitter.com/8uPbHN0lEi— Ryan Haarer (@RyanHaarer) March 13, 2020
@pepsicenter What a horribly irresponsible decision to continue to have the Post Malone concert tonight in Denver. This looks horrible for the facility, the artist, and the brand @pepsi @ramonlaguarta @PostMalone #CoronaOutbreak— Joe Carnival (@Joecarnival) March 12, 2020
Post Malone killed a whole Colorado https://t.co/j7d7Lgnryj— Graham Marbles (@gWinbags) March 13, 2020
Congratulations @PostMalone You are the Asshole of the Day. JFC. Read the room/country/globe. Where is the leadership in #colorado?? @GovofCO This is the biggest group of selfish bing bongs I've ever seen. https://t.co/mtVHZJ2NZV— Joonuper 🏳️🌈✊🏾 (@Joonuper) March 13, 2020
On behalf of Colorado, I'd just like to say a very formal Fuck You to @PostMalone for not canceling his show last night. Reckless, selfish, shameful. You will be directly responsible for actual humans dying.— Ryan Seabury (@sampenguin) March 13, 2020
I have no friends or family or associates with the Post Malone or that arena full of concert goers, someone needs to let them know about this virus obviously they dont read or watch news.....Gov of Colorado....— Ricky G (@jrichardgoodman) March 13, 2020
-NBA season suspended— Marc Sallinger (@MarcSallinger) March 13, 2020
-NCAA tournament cancelled
-NHL Season suspended
-MLB Season postponed
-Denver schools shut down
-CO in state of emergency
-Post Malone concert? Packed. #9News https://t.co/7dzgQ8Aj5o