When news broke that both Ultra Music Fest and SXSW had been canceled, it made coronavirus feel more serious than ever. Now, Coachella has been postponed until October and San Antonians are wondering if their big event is next. Festival cancellations could soon include Fiesta 2020 in San Antonio due to coronavirus, and Twitter is bracing themselves for the impact.
It's certainly never fun to spend a whole year looking forward to the next year's event, just for it to be canceled. But, when you're dealing with something as contagious as this new outbreak, it's better to be safe than sorry!
Cities across America are attempting to contain the virus in different ways, some are shutting down schools, others are shutting down big events and music festivals, or, all of the above.
The next big event on San Antonian's minds is Fiesta and according to KENS5, "More than 100 non-profit organizations met with Fiesta San Antonio Commission and San Antonio Metro Health," to express their growing concerns.
Their worries were met with understanding, though the festival has yet to be canceled due to not having "a single community-based transition of COVID-19."
While there are clearly many people urging for Fiesta to be canceled for health and safety reasons, others are not so willing to accept its possible fate.
If San Antonio cancels Fiesta, I will officially call 2020 the worst year of my life.— lorena (@lorena) 1583875066.0
Twitter user Lorena Leza tweeted "If San Antonio cancels Fiesta, I will officially call 2020 the worst year of my life."
Unfortunately, with Fiesta still being a month away, nothing can be ruled out just yet.
City of San Antonio needs to cancel/reschedule Fiesta 2020. The City of San Antonio is the quarantine area for many… https://t.co/XG9Txbd2nU— AMG (@AMG) 1583883471.0
AMalevolentGod had a lot to say on the matter, and quote tweeted a The New York Times tweet mentioning Coachella's cancellation with "City of San Antonio needs to cancel/reschedule Fiesta 2020."
Their reasoning is that "many other surrounding cities have decided to postpone/cancel large festivals."
City of San Antonio officials: Cancel Fiesta San Antonio 2020 - Sign the Petition! https://t.co/47gRrZqK6h via @Change— angelica (@angelica) 1583892967.0
Some users have even gone as far as to tweet out petitions to cancel Fiesta, such as angelic88264957 did above.
There are currently two open petitions to get the festival canceled, though there is no guarantee that it will be.
Whether you're adamant about Fiesta's cancellation or hoping things calm down in time for next month's celebration, it's important to keep your safety in mind.