Gov. Cuomo Investigating Packed ‘Illegal and Reckless’ Chainsmokers Charity Concert

Gov. Cuomo Investigating Packed ‘Illegal and Reckless’ Chainsmokers Charity Concert

Gov. Cuomo Investigating Packed ‘Illegal and Reckless’ Chainsmokers Charity Concert

One video, shared by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, showed a vast crowd of people gathered together below the DJ booth.

Although the U.S.is still coping with a deadly pandemic that has so far killed more than 147,000 of its residents, the Chainsmokers headlined a crowded drive-in charity concert in the Hamptons on Saturday that, according to Bloomberg News, was attended by "a couple of thousand people". He said the state would now investigate the event to see if it was safe, adding that the Department of Health had no tolerance for "reckless" behaviour.

A letter sent by NY health commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker to the Southampton supervisor Jay Schneiderman stated he was "greatly disturbed by reports concerning the "drive-in" concert held in your town", according to Today.

NY health commissioner, Howard A Zucker, wrote in a statement, "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".

Did the town issue a permit for the concert?

He also asked: "Why was it allowed to continue when it became clear violations were rampant?" "We would never have approved a gathering area".

According to Reuters, organizers said in a statement that they collaborated with health officials and the concert followed CDC guidelines. They also said all attendees' temperatures were checked and "security guards regularly patrolled the area to encourage mask wearing and promote social-distancing guidelines".

There were an estimated 2,000 people in attendance at the event.

Tickets for the Hamptons charity event cost between $850 and $25,000, and all proceeds went to local charities including No Kid Hungry, Children's Medical Fund of NY and Southampton Fresh Air Home, according to organizers.

Goldman Sachs Group Inc Chief Executive David Solomon opened the concert with an hour-long DJ set, performing under the moniker DJ D-Sol.

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