Dutch DJ/Producer Don Diablo has sparked a lot of controversy from Twitter’s keyboard warriors with claimed first “corona-proof” show.
Over 10 million monthly listeners, several hits and hundreds of shows all year round aren’t enough to make justice to Don Diablo’s legacy. Known as the Godfather of Future House, his pioneering work and label have inspired countless other DJ/Producers to pursue their dream of dance music stardom. However, no one is perfect, and even the biggest stars make…“mistakes”.
Last Saturday (June 27th), Don hosted the only show he would publically perform this summer in Cologne, Germany, on the Lanxess Arena which, given Don’s legendary status and the fans’ urge to go back to normal, sold out fairly quickly. So far so good, right? Well, not quite. The problem was that both the arena and Don himself marketed the show as “corona-proof”, which obviously ignited rage on Twitter’s 280-character warriors.
For context, the venue and the organization took precautions such as “cubes” – blocks that were equally distanced – mandatory mask requirement in community areas, extensive hygiene and disinfection measures etc., all with the intent of keeping COVID-19 at bay. However, calling these measurements “corona-proof” and expect them to completely “cancel” out the virus is preposterous and very dangerous, given that the situation in most countries is still dire.
Needless to say, the aftermath of this event will be closely surveiled by fans, especially if any of the attendees test positive to the virus. We’re sure that Don Diablo marketed this with the best possible intent in mind. Everyone makes mistakes, so someone like Don that tries to give back as much as possible to the community shouldn’t be judged too harshly for this.
Check out Don’s latest single Thousand Faces below.
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