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Deadmau5 Versus Ultra: Four Things That'll Probably Piss Off Joel Zimmerman at UMF 2013

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Freak-Out Odds: Slim

For a man who spends the better part of his days behind a computer screen or underneath a Mau5 mask, gratifying social interaction often consists of little more than berating concert promoters on the Internet or treating Ustream like a personal diary.

"I have absolutely no social skills whatsoever," Zimmerman told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation last year, admitting he almost always prefers "socializing" online rather than in person.

"If I'm out at a party and I'm having fun and it's a big day-long event," he said. "Sure, I'll hang out or this and that. But I've always got my phone, saying, 'Hey, I'm at this party.'"

Of course, you'll recall that Zimmerman proposed to his girlfriend, tattoo artist Kat Von D, via Twitter:

But that's normal behavior for an introvert.

In Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking, author Susan Cain writes that introverts are more likely to "express intimate facts about themselves" on the Web than they are face-to-face.

However, that isn't to say that an introvert like Deadmau5 is going to freak when he bumps into fans or colleagues while he's in Miami.

A chance encounter with a certain Chicago rapper, however, may trigger the type of good ole fashioned Joel Zimmerman outburst we've come to know and love over the years.

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