A drive-in EDM show by two EDM scrotey bros and the CEO of Goldman Sachs has lead to a five figure fine and state oversight for a tony town in the Hamptons.
The July 25 concert by The Chainsmokers, which was allegedly attended by more than 2,000 people, lead to widespread social media coverage and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s ire. On October 14 Cuomo took to twitter to announce that the show promoters had been fined $20,000 for violations of New York public health restrictions.
Cuomo also disciplined the town where the concert took place, Southampton, by requiring state approval for any group permits issued.
NEW: Following an investigation into the Chainsmokers concert in the Hamptons this summer, the promoters will be fined $20,000 for violating public health law.
Further, the Town of Southampton cannot approve permits for group gatherings without State approval.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) October 14, 2020
Cuomo announced the results following an investigation of the show by the New York State Department of Health. The DoH charged the promoter, “In The Know Experiences,” with violating public health law and is seeking $20,000 in fines for “holding a non-essential gathering and failure to enforce mask wearing.”
“The Chainsmokers concert promoter is charged today with violating an Executive Order and Section 16 of the Public Health Law,” Cuomo said in a release. “As I said immediately following reports of this event, it was an egregious violation of the critical public health measures we have had in place since the beginning of this pandemic to protect New Yorkers from COVID-19.”
The governor’s office states that more than 2,150 people attended the show, exceeding the maximum number allowable per the permit. The governor’s office also charges that In The Know Experiences “omitted reference to a designed ‘friends and family’ section” from the permit, “where concertgoers could freely congregate and where mask-wearing was not enforced.”
The opening act for the show was the legendary Godfather of House Foreclosure, David Solomon, the CEO of Goldman Sachs who moonlights as a really terrible DJ and has been subject to a primitive astroturfing campaign to brighten up his image. This, and this report of Goldman’s record breaking profits during the pandemic, probably won’t help.
Photo: One of the Chainsmokers, nobody really cares which one. By The Come Up Show, CC BY 2.0