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Over the weekend more than 70,000 people were stuck in the desert at the annual Burning Man festival after torrential rains turned the desert into a giant mud pit.
Comedian Chris Rock and DJ Diplo were rescued after walking five miles until they got picked up by a fan.

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Thunderstorms left festival attendees stranded in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert on Saturday, the DJ was determined to show up to his Washington, D.C. show that evening — and a stranger came to both of their rescues.

“A fan offered Chris Rock and I a ride out of Burning Man in the back of a pickup,” the 44-year-old, whose real name is Thomas Wesley Pentz, captioned an Instagram video of their escape.

“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,” he wrote, joking that all Rock, 58, “could think about was a f—king cold brew.”

Diplo concluded, “Shoutout to this guy for making the smart purchase of a truck not knowing it was for this exact moment.”

The group hitched a ride with “hippies with a van in the next town” and “negotiat[ed] a deal to give [them] a two-hour ride to the airport.”

“They didn’t believe we would walk six miles in the mud. No one believed we would get to DC for the show tonight,” he captioned a mud-stained selfie. “But God did.

Diplo wrote on his Instagram:

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 ❤️

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