Last weekend, Kaskade was set to perform a unique quarantine stream in Catalina Island, California. However, the plan did not go as expected for the DJ who was forced to cancel the event.
I will be going LIVE this Saturday from 4:30 to 6 PM (PST) from Catalina Island. Gonna be good, come through n hang.— Kaskade (@kaskade) April 24, 2020
Kaskade announced his DJ set just before the weekend. The goal according to him was to connect with his fans through the music. In addition, the stream would be a good way to promote Catalina Island, which is very reliant on tourism.
However, the DJ received immediate backlash after his first tweet, which was interpreted as an invitation for people to physically join him.
Seeing the number of ravers craving for DJ sets and parties, many took the invitation seriously. Some went-on actually planning the trip. On the other hand, others put the DJ under fire, criticizing Kaskade for throwing a party in the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown circumstances.
And the point of this is? Isn’t the public mandate for the safety of the citizens of California to not partake in non essential travel? You encouraging people to come contaminate a tiny island where people live full time is incredible selfish and irresponsible— shannon lopez (@shanniebabe_) April 24, 2020
People gonna show up on a boat to the “Catalina Wine Mixer” thrown by @kaskade lmfao 😅— Melissa Magana (@maganamac04) April 24, 2020
I already booked my ride over to Catalina tho. Lol— Giiioooo (@giii__o) April 24, 2020
Gosh. Here I was booking my one way ticket from El Paso to Catalina— Rachel Scott (@rach_starr852) April 24, 2020
The mix of excited, confused, and angry tweets made Kaskade clarify his position. He tweeted again asking his fans to join -only- virtually, through the Twitch live stream.
When I say “come through” I mean to VIRTUALLY come through. Come and WATCH + LISTEN to the stream. Just making sure that is really clear for everyone. 😅 https://t.co/4Wf8O3y5mD— Kaskade (@kaskade) April 24, 2020
Regardless of the clarification, the vast backlash forced the DJ to cancel the stream altogether. However, another Catalina Island stream will likely be revealed as Kaskade talked about a “postponement”.
My intention in doing a @VisitCatalina livestream was to connect w my audience as it seems to be uplifting for everyone when we do that + to promote the island as they rely on tourism to thrive (it’s a dope spot)— Kaskade (@kaskade) April 24, 2020
A few ppl misconstrued these things, so we are postponing