Diplo and Chris Rock Hitchhiked Out of Burning Man
Over the weekend, the Burning Man festival turned into a disaster due to flooding and muddy conditions. Over 70,000 people were left stranded in the Nevada desert. Per CNN, the famous festival shut down three days early due to the dangerous conditions. Attendees were told to shelter in place in the Black Rock Desert and conserve food, water, and fuel after a rainstorm swamped the area, forcing officials to halt any entering or leaving of the festival.
By Sunday morning, event organizers said roads remained closed as they were “too wet and muddy.” While some vehicles with four-wheel drive and all-terrain tires could navigate the wet mud, others got stuck, organizers said on the event’s website. Monday morning, the roads began to open, and the driving ban was lifted, but walking out of the grounds was not recommended. The Man burn was moved to Monday night.
Hitchhiking Out of Burning Man
Among the attendees, Diplo and Chris Rock had to hitchhike to get out of the festival on Saturday (September 2). The “Lean On” DJ, 44, shared a video on Instagram about his journey with the comedian, 58. Diplo revealed that a fan offered to pick him and Rock up in his pickup truck to help them escape. “I legit walked the side of the road for hours with my thumb out cuz I have a show in DC tonight and didn’t want to let yall down,” Diplo captioned the clip. “Also shoutout to this guy for making the smart purchase of a truck not knowing it was for this exact moment [red heart emoji].”
In the video, Diplo removed ski goggles from his muddied eyes while turning the camera to a group with Rock in the back of the pickup in good spirits. Rock wore a New York Knicks jacket, a black baseball cap, and black sunglasses. Writing over the video, Diplo said: “A fan offered Chris Rock and I a ride out of Burning Man in the back of a pick up. After walking six miles through the mud… All Chris could think about was a f—ing cold brew.” With footage of their group walking with plastic wrapped around their feet, Rock says in the NSFW clip, “If I could get a cold brew right now, I could just c—.”