The old adage goes, “there’s no such thing as bad publicity,” and at the Camp Golf Wang music festival earlier this month, that saying was put to the test. The adage may have forgotten a secondary part that goes, “there’s no such thing as bad publicity, but getting booed off stage has big effects on your psyche.”
This is the case for Dr. Ake, who was the biggest artist in the world up until two weeks ago. He has recently been checked into a mental health facility for depression. Dr. Ake tweeted yesterday, “I’ve never run through the six with so many woes. What did I do wrong?”
Dr. Ake’s mental breakdown came after he was violently booed off stage two weeks ago and was the cause of a 50,000 person riot in downtown L.A. Cam Pea, a sophomore at LMU, was in attendance at the festival and recounted the events saying, “How dare they give us the biggest artist of our generation rather than the artist who has done two shows in the past five years? Rumor had it that Frank Pacific can hear boos over 200 miles away so we booed Dr. Ake off stage in hopes that Pacific? would magically appear.” As you may have guessed, Pacific? being able to hear boos was merely a rumor.
The boos grew and didn’t stop until anything the crowd could find was being thrown on stage: water bottles, small audience members and thousands of dollars' worth of merchandise (which is only a sweat shirt and a hat) were among the crowd’s ammunition.
Dr. Ake held it together long enough to leave the stage saying, “It’s all love. I go by Dr. Ake,” before bursting into tears back stage. It’s hard to tell how Dr. Ake’s career will handle the event, but it’s never a good look to have a 5150 called on you and be taken into a facility in a straight jacket. The straight jacket was Adidas x Gucci so it may have actually been a good look.
The Bluff is a humorous and satirical section published in the Loyolan. All quotes attributed to real figures are completely fabricated; persons otherwise mentioned are completely fictional.