Chainsmokers Hamptons Concert Organizers to be Fined $20k
New York State just dropped the hammer on the folks who organized the now infamous Chain smokers gig in the Hamptons this summer … fining them and making it harder for them to start over.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Wednesday that promoters who hosted the sold-out charity event in July will soon be billed for $ 20,000 … this after the New York Department of Health investigated and found wrongdoing.
Cuomo adds: “The City of Southampton cannot approve permits for group gatherings without state approval.” Southampton officials signed the concert … supposedly, keeping anti-coronavirus regulations in mind, according to sources linked to the event.
The government did not see it as a safe environment at all, and after seeing concert video, said he was “appalled” by the “flagrant” violations of social distancing. Although we were told the promoters felt the clips in question twist things – insisting that it was, on the whole, a safe gathering – the state has spoken.
As for this new policy aimed at Southampton … it is not known if the other townships and cities of New York are under the same constraint, but if not – obviously, a harsh message is sent.
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