The Chainsmokers are being lit up online after playing a charity drive-in concert in The Hamptons over the weekend, but footage has emerged that has people questioning just how safe the event was.
The concert, which cost punters up to a smooth $25,000 USD a ticket (legit), was put on by the CEO of Goldman Sachs, David Solomon.
Footage of the concert went viral showing punters hardly social distancing, though not as tightly packed as a Chainsmokers concert at any other time might have been.
Considering America had almost 60,000 new cases yesterday alone, the optics of this are not great.
However, organisers of the event have spoken out and said that the video doesn’t accurately reflect the level of safety precautions and measures that were implemented on the night.
A statement provided to Billboard by event organisers In The Know Experiences and Invisible Noise says that guests were “instructed that they would not be allowed to leave their designed spots for any reason other than to use the restroom facilities.
“Announcements and reminders were made every 30 minutes from the main stage, and security guards regularly patrolled the area to encourage mask wearing and promote social distancing guidelines.”
Guests were also reportedly given free masks, had to provide their contact details and had their temperatures checked upon entry. In addition, the bathrooms were allegedly cleaned every ten minutes.
The Chainsmokers have yet to respond to the controversy.