After the controversial charity concert featuring The Chainsmokers was held on July 25, videos of the massive crowd in attendance went viral. In The Know Experiences and Invisible, the organizers of the event, issued a statement defending the concert.

The concert was held for charity

Amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, live in-person concerts are a rarity due to the dangers of spreading the virus. The “Safe & Sound” concert was advertised as a drive-in concert to support No Kid Hungry, Children’s Medical Fund of NY, and Southampton Fresh Air Home.

DJ D-Sol, the alter ego of Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon, was the concert’s opener. Singer-songwriter Matt White and Southampton’s Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman also performed. While The Chainsmokers are on a social media break to work on their next album, the music duo took the time to perform at the “Safe & Sound” charity concert.

To attend, admission cost anywhere from $1,250 to $25,000 according to Billboard. The concert was held on July 25, 2020 in The Hamptons. To work with required health mandates, social distancing guidelines were set to be put in place. Organizers also said free masks would be given out and there would be hand-sanitizing stations available.

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