EDM Duo Starts FIGHT With Security On Stage [VIDEO]

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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

Posted by Matthew Brown on Monday, June 20, 2016

In a statement to Willamette Week, the duo said security instigated the incident “It was an unfortunate event that placed us in an unsafe situation in the middle of our performance,”

On Twitter, the duo also said that it paid the festival for the damaged equipment.

“We feel terrible that the fans didn’t get the full set, but we love performing for Portland and will be back.”