Watch: EDM Duo Chainsmokers' Charity Concert with Little Social Distancing, Twitter Reacts

by Kevin Schattenkirk

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Monday July 27, 2020

Andrew Taggart, left, and Alex Pall of "The Chainsmokers" pose in the press room with the awards for top dance/electronic artist, top dance/electronic song for "Something Just Like This" and top dance/electronic album "Memories...Do Not Open" at the Billboard Music Awards
Andrew Taggart, left, and Alex Pall of "The Chainsmokers" pose in the press room with the awards for top dance/electronic artist, top dance/electronic song for "Something Just Like This" and top dance/electronic album "Memories...Do Not Open" at the Billboard Music Awards  (Source:Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

EDM duo The Chainsmokers — known for hit singles "Selfie" and "Closer" — held a drive-in charity concert in the Hamptons on Saturday evening, July 25. Vulture reports that ticket prices ranged from $1250 to $25,000, benefiting organizations such as No Kid Hungry, Southampton Fresh Air Home, and the Children's Medical Fund of New York.

While the duo's intentions were good and precautions were taken — free masks and hand sanitizer, temperature checks upon entry — video footage appears to show both a lack of social distancing and mask wearing, raising some eyebrows about the potential for virus transmission.

The duo, made up of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart, quickly came under fire on Twitter. Find some of the reactions below.





















Kevin Schattenkirk is an ethnomusicologist and pop music aficionado.

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