Diplo has arguably turned DJing into an extreme sport as he jets around the globe playing an endurance test level string of gigs and working tens of thousands of fans into sweat-dripping heavy cardio dance parties in the process.
The producer was thus the ideal choice to bring the party to the Summer X Games in Minneapolis on Saturday.
Set amongst feats of skateboarding, BMX riding, freestyle motocross and performances by Incubus and Wu-Tang Clan, Diplo’s pyrotechnic spectacle came just hours after an August 3 incident in which his plane was forced to make an emergency landing due to a cracked windshield.
“My jet window just cracked open and the pilots are wearing masks so not sure ill make my shows tonight but they left the wifi on so I’m just going to sit in the back and smoke toad venom and Vlog. I just bought this cool vest in Dallas at a thrift store,” he wrote on Instagram hours before taking the stage in Minneapolis.
Based on how hyped the crowd is in this clip, he let the incident bring him down in only the most literal sense. Watch a recap of the party exclusively on Billboard Dance below.