The good people of the Hamptons, the Shangri-La beachside escape for New Yorkers of means and linen pants, were cruelly let down this weekend when Cedric Gervais, a famous French DJ, failed to show up and play his one really famous song, which involves no live instruments and is just a thinly-veiled reference to the drug Ecstasy. Even worse, he ditched them for the Midwestern hoi polloi of Chicago's Wavefront Music Festival.
"Just a few days before the gig, which had been heavily publicized and was sold out, Gervais canceled . . . Expensive hotel rooms had been booked. It was embarrassing for the organizers," a source told Page Six. You hear that? Expensive hotel rooms had been booked! In the Hamptons, where the summer season traditionally begins with the Fourth of July weekend, a cancellation like this could well lead to a state of emergency. That Kardashian hanger-on Jonathan Cheban was hosting the party only makes matters worse.
What people were wanting to see was for Gervais to play the biggest hit of his career, a 2012 jam called "Molly"
feat. Siri, a not-that-veiled reference to the drug MDMA:
Gervais's other hits include "Things Can Only Get Better" and "Ready or Not" (451,000 YouTube hits and counting). That apparently entitles him to treat scheduled appearances with a superstar's carelessness.