Richie Hawtin apologizes to fan after Time Warp incident
During Saturday evening’s Time Warp in New York, Richie Hawtin let his frustration over an amateur videographer get the best of him. After being filmed for an extended period of time, Hawtin pushed one of the stage monitors at a girl filming the show on her iPhone — a gesture that he claims was only meant to signal that “perhaps she had filmed enough.” Although no one was severely injured, Hawtin took to Facebook to clear the air and explain that while he is deeply apologetic for the incident, there was no malicious intent behind his actions.
Regarding the incident at Time Warp in New York this weekend which is being posted and talked about on the web, I would like to apologise here to the girl involved. It was not my intention that the speaker fell. Only to nudge the monitors in her direction and for her to understand that perhaps she had filmed enough. I was as surprised as I’m sure she was when it moved the way it did and the top speaker fell off of the stack. For that, I’m extremely sorry and embarrassed about what happened. This was never my intention. Sometimes being in the middle of the spotlight, continual cameras and glaring iPhone lights, things can get stressful and frustrating. I’m sorry that this frustration took an unexpected turn and took away from anyone’s experience of Time Warp. I have tried to reach the girl to apologise personally but have not yet been able to track her down and will continue to try to contact her.