Diplo managed to escape Burning Man with comedian Chris Rock after heavy rainfall interrupted the festival on Friday night.
In a video posted to Diplo’s Instagram on Saturday, the DJ records himself in the back of a pickup truck with Rock and other festival-goers.
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“A fan offered Chris Rock and I a ride out of Burning Man in the back of a pick up,” he wrote in the video. “After walking 6 miles through the mud.”
Diplo added in the post’s caption, “I legit walked the side of the road for hours with my thumb out cuz i have a show in dc tonight and didnt want to let yall down. Also shoutout to this guy for making the smart purchase of a truck not knowing it was for this exact moment.”
Tens of thousands of attendees were left stranded in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada after a heavy rainstorm Friday night trapped them in thick and slippery mud. Festival-goers have been ordered to conserve food, water and fuel, as well as shelter in place due to the weather.
The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office also announced in a statement, “Due to recent rainfall, the Bureau of Land Management and the Pershing County Sheriff’s Office officials have closed the entrance to Burning Man for the remainder of the event. Please avoid traveling to the area; you will be turned around. All event access is closed.”
The Pershing County Sheriff’s Office have opened an investigation into the death of one person during the event, the New York Times reported.
“Burning Man is a global ecosystem of artists, makers, and community organizers who co-create art, events and local initiatives around the world,” the festival’s website reads. This year’s event was scheduled to take place from Aug. 27 until Labor Day.
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