Things got out of hand over the weekend at What The Festival, a music festival that takes place in Oregon every year.
The music producing duo, Hippie Sabotage got into it with fans and security during the set of their concert and things escalated and got physical between the performers and security guards. In the video, one of the members of the group put a security guard in a tight rear-naked choke.
One person who claimed to be there during the incident detailed his experience on Facebook stating the following:
“Hippie sabotage goes on stage telling the audience that “we are playing a hard set and if you dont like it, fuck you, go talk shit on facebook” people get weirded out and then HS continues to say “or stand there and be fucking weirdos” so sound guy comes up and tells him to chill out and to not mishandle the microphone, HS proceeds to talk shit more to the crowd and soundguy on the mic. soundguy mutes mic. HS throws a fit and tosses mics to the crowd. 3 of them. Soundguy tries to go on stage and gets stopped by the TM and shoved back by HS. Event organizer comes to tell them to chill. they say “fuck you”. event organizers ask security to remove them from stage and then this happened….. they get boo’d off stage and i told them “thats some looser shit” they try try to come fight me. security holds him back and he yells. “when you have 200k plays on soundcloud come talk to me” lmao. they get escorted off the festival immediately.”
Hippie Sabotage gave a statement to the Willamette Week saying, “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,” the group says. “But we love performing for Portland and will be back.”
It seems the group has lost a lot of fans from the comments seen on social media who were not happy with the group’s actions.