The paparazzo first asked Skrillex if he’s played Burning Man before, to which he replied that he had. After that, the voice behind the camera asked him how he thought the festival would be affected by a recent death.
For those who haven’t heard, a man named Aaron Joel Mitchell ran into some flames where a commemorative totem was burning. He later died of his wounds.
“That’s not the first time it’s happened at that festival,” Skrillex said in the TMZ video. “It’s tragic, man. You have 70,000 people, and you have a couple people who have maybe done too many drugs or have a reason and this and that, and a lot of things can happen out there.
He added that there’s “very little presence of law and people are there to be self-reliant and self-responsible and self-expressive,” which makes Burning Man a bit of an anomaly when it comes to festivals.
“It’s a very free place, and that’s what makes it special,” he said. “Let’s just hope it stays an uplifting place.”
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-EDM In Stereo Staff