It all started with a push…
Oregon’s What The Festival just wrapped up their 2016 iteration, but one incident plagued the events almost perfect record. 30 minutes into Hippie Sabotage’s set on Saturday, security moved in to shut the rowdy duo down after their actions escalated to intolerable. According to a source close to the incident, here’s what happened:
“So right when they got on, the one with the beard started screaming ‘I DONT GIVE A FUCK’ over and over. The sound guy said something to him about it and he didn’t like it so he got in the sound guys face. They cut his mic after that so they started slamming the mics and jumping in the pool then back on the decks. That’s when security came to pull them off and this ensued.”
According to witnesses, after cutting the microphones, the duo began to throw the mics into a nearby wading pool, which prompted security to stop them from further damaging the festival’s property. Hippie Sabotage’s response to security was unsavory to say the least, and they were escorted off the property afterward. Watch the video below, and we’ll let you decide who’s at fault.
Responding to the incident, Hippie Sabotage voiced their perspective of the incident over Twitter, and although it sounds a bit un-genuine, they did pay for the damaged equipment.
“It was an unfortunate event that placed us in an unsafe situation in the middle of our performance. We feel terrible that the fans didn’t get the full set, but we love performing for Portland and will be back.” – Hippie Sabotage
H/T Williamette Week