Governor Cuomo Launches Investigation Into Chainsmokers Concert
Talk about something totally irresponsible and risky. Syracuse alum Drew Taggart and bandmate, Alex Pall of The Chainsmokers are the reason an investigation is being conducted by Governor Cuomo's office and the New York State Department of Health.
According to Cosmo, The Chainsmokers performed at the Safe & Sound mini festival in the Hamptons this past Saturday. It was planned to be a "drive-in music experience," where concertgoers could watch the stage from spaced out areas near their cars, but it ended up looking more like a regular concert.
Concertgoers posted footage of the show all over social media, which prompted a lot of backlash from the general public directed at the duo. That's also how Governor Cuomo was made aware of the event.
Cuomo said, "Videos from a concert held in Southampton on Saturday show egregious social distancing violations. I am appalled. The Department of Health will conduct an investigation. We have no tolerance for the illegal & reckless endangerment of public health."
In a letter to Jay Schneiderman, the supervisor of the Town of Southampton, New York’s health commissioner, Howard Zucker, said, "I am at a loss as to how the Town of Southampton could have issued a permit for such an event, how they believed it was legal and not an obvious public health threat."
No details have been released if anyone will be fined, but event organizers claimed that they adhered to "all proper and current protocols" and didn't respond when asked if they knew people were breaking the rules during the event, according to Cosmo.
*face palm* We're never going to be allowed out ever again if things keep going like this.