Chainsmokers Concert in NY Investigated for Covid-19 Violations
29It was supposed to be a socially distanced benefit concert, and it turned into a violation of New York mandates.
CNN reports that the 'Safe and Sound' benefit concert happened last Saturday in Southampton and that the Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo is 'appalled'.
His biggest concern is how could a concert like this even got a permit or was approved. Now Maine's Drew Taggart and the rest of the Chainsmokers could be looking at a violation of the state's social distancing guidelines.
The concert, headlined by The Chainsmokers, was promoted as a socially distanced drive-in benefit concert with 600 cars. But New York is still in a declared state of emergency. All non-essential gatherings of more than 50 people are currently banned in the state, with a maximum fine of $1,000 for violating social distancing protocol.
They were supposed to stay in their car except for bathroom breaks, and masks were optional. Well, that didn't happen and about 2,000 people were packed in and got out of their cars and close to the stage. It was the videos that started circulating that really got Governor Cuomo's attention.
Tickets to this event went as high as 25,000 dollars. That's a lot of money to pay to break the rules.