Richie Hawtin Apologizes To Photog After Speaker Incident

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Richie Hawtin Apologizes To Photog After Speaker Incident

It has been reported that this past Saturday in New York, Techno DJ Richie Hawtin knocked a speaker over onto an amateur videographer.

Although only being shot on an iPhone, it looks like the DJ was none too happy with being filmed for an extended period of time. Reportedly, he displayed his frustration by knocking a stage monitor towards the girl. No one was seriously injured, but still Richie took to Facebook to apologize for 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.

So all in all, good on Richie for apologizing for the incident. Any DJ that has toured knows some of the stresses of touring, and it looks like Hawtin gave in a bit to them.