While a lot of the vitriol is aimed at concertgoers who are ignoring the band with their heads buried in their glowing iPhone screens, techno DJ veteran Richie Hawtin over the weekend took issue with a female fan at New York’s Time Warp who was giving her undivided attention. She was also recording or photographing his set.
So what’d he do? He pushed a stage monitor at her.
A man named Pat Curran recorded the video from the Brooklyn party’s Saturday slate — coincidentally on an iPhone, Mixmag reports — and it’s eliciting reactions on both sides. Was Hawtin out of line? Or are fans getting too close to the performers?
Hawtin doesn’t exactly shove the monitor at the fan, but it’s enough to make contact and knock the girl back a bit.
UPDATE 9:44 a.m. EST: Hawtin has posted a lengthy and seemingly heartfelt apology on his Facebook page.