With Oregon's What The Festival coming to an end, today we were notified about an incident that took place during the weekend's festivities.
Just 30 minutes into Hippie Sabotage's set on Saturday, security guards moved in to shut down the rowdy duo's set. According to eyewitnesses, after cutting the mic, the duo began throwing the mics into the nearby pool. This resulted in the security guards attempting to control the duo. In response Hippie Sabotage put one of the security guards in a chokehold and began fighting one another.
“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.” – Gregorio B.
Watch these inexcusable actions by Hippie Sabotage below:
Hippie Sabotage responded to the situation by 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, but we love performing for Portland and will be back.”
Look at how some of the fans have responded below: