Frenchman David Guetta
drew a lot of attention this week after a clip from his live-streamed set at Tomorrowland went viral. The clip, viewed by hundreds of thousands around the world, shows Guetta staring straight ahead, hardly moving a muscle. Immediately, allegations of drug use went wild, but who knows what actually caused this physical lapse. All of these DJ’s have intense touring schedules that wear them down. Perhaps he was just trying to focus on crafting his best set possible under conditions of exhaustion.
It is always disconcerting when drugs and dance music are paired together with the magnified focus the media puts on drug use within the culture. Jumping to conclusions is not good for the community or for David Guetta, so we should hear directly from David first before making any claims. If he was in fact under the influence of drugs, it is certainly a step in the wrong direction for detaching the stigma that has been so prominent in recent years. Until we know what really happened to him, you can view the video of him momentarily staring into your soul and get a good laugh about it, but if this turns into something more serious, the situation will be anything but funny