No, Diplo and Skrillex Weren’t Booed Off The Stage at Burning Man
After last weekend’s Burning Man extravaganza, an avalanche of news stories emerged suggesting that Diplo and Skrillex were booed off the stage after playing “Turn Down For What”. While the media portrayal of the moment reached SNL-skit levels of hilarity, the truth is apparently a far different reality. In other words, they weren’t booed off the stage at all.
Skrillex and Diplo were scheduled to perform at Burning Man’s Camp Question Mark as Jack U, and made an impromptu visit to the Robot Heart Camp to fill in for Seth Troxler who refused to play on Wednesday night after a reported dispute with organizers. The replacement set was reportedly cut short when DJ Snake and Lil Jon’s “Turn Down For What” came blaring through the speakers.
The story spread like wildfire, and became the undeserving defining tale of the comprehensively exotic mindfuck that is Burning Man. The only problem? It’s all bullshit. A few hours ago, Diplo took to Twitter to clear up the details, and explained how there “was no booing… no bad vibes,” and even the things said about Seth Troxler’s cancellation were incorrect. Read the full text below:
Despite rumors .. I wanna thank robot heart crew for putting together and awesome lineup or surprise guests and attendees that is gettin lost in a really lame false news story.. Although robot heart is anonymous and strictly a deeply quiet crew .. One of the founders .. Jaspn swamy loves this funny moment and is astounded that this is one of the busiest press stories from this years burning man.. Not only me and skrillex popped in but also above and beyond , thievery corp and Seth and many more underground artists.. No one is ever listed or promoted and all the lineups word of mouth .. I have been friends of Jason (who’s has booked me outside of bm in other countries) for many years and nothing on hear articles is true .. There was no booing .. No bad vibes … Nothing about seth troxler was true either… I wanna say one thing… I’m a dj thru and thru .. We did about 8 sets thru our few days at BM.. Ranging from trap dubstep at question mark to uk bass on the opulent temple .. Dub and classic reggae on the dancestranaught car and even deep techno and tribal house on robot heart.. Everyone on stage had a fun moment when we played a few tunes as we were Just killing time while the next dj was setting up.. We weren’t kicked off or booed .. Jus wrapped our set up with an inside joke … And of all the stories to come out after an amazing week… This is pretty tabloidish that’s not what burningman is about.. Everything we did there was good fun and all the people that attended knows it..
So there you have it. Only one thing left to do now: