California electronic dance music duo Hippie Sabotage fought security on stage after throwing microphones into a nearby pool.
An unusual fight happened in Dufur, Oregon during the 2016 edition of What The Festival. Sacramento-based production duo Hippie Sabotage started a fist fight on stage during their set. According to a thread on Reddit they became upset because of technical difficulties, and midway through its performance began throwing microphones into a nearby wading pool. This prompted security to stop them from further damaging the festival’s equipment.
According to a source close to the incident here’s what happened:
“The security guards then tried to pull them down from the speakers/gear table and they started violently punching the security guards,” says attendee Meghan Kearney. “It was so disgusting and disrespectful and they were completely at fault.”
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This kind of incident doesn't belong at a place like what the festival. That being said, I thoroughly enjoyed the 30 mins of set we got from Hippie Sabotage. #whatthefestival #hippiesabotage
“We feel terrible that the fans didn’t get the full set, but we love performing for Portland and will be back.”