One of the biggest stories to come out of this year’s Burning Man centers around one Mister Diplo and his Jack U partner, Skrillex. Were they or weren’t they booed off the stage? Did they fill in for a high-maintenance Seth Troxler? Did Robot Heart really kick out Troxler’s crew?
Initial reports from the desert claimed that Troxler refused to perform his set at the Robot Heart stage when his crew was denied stage access, leaving the the team to scramble, booking Jack U last-minute (the duo was already in town for other sets throughout the weekend). Several firsthand accounts began emerging that the their set was cut short as Diplo and Skrillex were booed off the stage upon playing DJ Snake’s “Turn Down for What.”
As the story gained traction, Diplo responded with his account.
First, with a little humor,
and then with an expanded version saying that he and Skrillex were not booed off the stage but rather ended the set with an “inside joke” ["Turn Down for What"], that it was all in good fun, that the Seth Troxler rumors were also false, that Jack U happily went on to play a variety of well-received sets at different stages throughout the festival and that, basically, everyone had the time of their lives.
His entire post can be read here.