Originally planned as a drive-in concert experience, The Chainsmokers intended on hosting a safe event for music lovers this past Saturday in the Hamptons. Although the initial intention was to follow the social distancing guidelines, things didn't go as planned.


The drive-in concert experience allowed guests to sit outside their parked cars and watch the performance. However, many people did not take instructions as seriously as they should have. Many videos and pictures from the event were posted on social media, showing a large group of people standing by side by side. The concert is now subject of a state investigation.

NYS Health Commissioner Howard Zucker

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New York State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker sent a letter to Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman regarding the events that unfolded. In the letter he writes:

"In that regard I am greatly disturbed by reports concerning the "drive-in" concert held in your town this past weekend, which apparently involved thousands of people in close proximity, out of their vehicles, a VIP area where there was no pretense of a vehicle, and generally not adhering to social distancing guidance. 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."

Governor Andrew Cuomo Launches The Investigation

Governor Andrew Cuomo took to Twitter to express his disbelief about the event.

"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."

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