Andrew Taggart of The Chainsmokers perform during the ‘Safe & Sound’ Drive-In Concert Fundraiser Presented by JAJA Tequila and In The Know Experiences In Partnership with Bumble at Nova’s Ark Project on July 25, 2020 in Water Mill, NY.

A posh night of EDM and socially distanced revelry was promised this past Saturday (July 25) when The Chainsmokers performed a charity drive-in concert in The Hamptons.

Admission for the event ran between $1,250-$25,000, with all profits going to local charities including No Kid Hungry, Children’s Medical Fund of NY and Southampton Fresh Air Home. The show, happening at a 100-acre outdoor sculpture park, opened with a set by Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon, who performs as DJ D-Sol.

But online backlash has sparked in the wake up the show, with footage from the event shared via social media showing a crowd that didn’t appear to be properly distanced assembled in front of the stage.

Produced by In The Know Experiences and Invisible, organizers assured that the event would follow guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as all state and local health mandates. Before online ticket purchases were finalized, guests had to complete an online COVID-19 questionnaire. Attendees were given free face masks and had their temperatures taken upon arrival. Bathrooms at the event were also cleaned every ten minutes.

“Guests were also instructed that they would not be allowed to leave their designed spots for any reason other than to use the restroom facilities,” reads a statement provided to Billboard by In the Know Experiences and Invisible Noise (below). “Announcements and reminders were made every 30 minutes from the main stage, and security guards regularly patrolled the area to encourage mask wearing and promote social distancing guidelines.”

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