Elon Musk steals the show at the sleepy Sun Valley moguls conference

Elon Musk's arrival at the Allen & Co Sun Valley Conference delivered a jolt to the annual gathering of media and technology executives this week

where the headline-making typically happens beyond the prying eyes of the media.

Musk is scheduled to be interviewed on stage Saturday at the Sun Valley Lodge resort

less than 24-hours after he announced he was terminating his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter Inc.

The news quickly dominated conversation at the four-day conference.

"It just seems like an absolute mess," said one senior media executive, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

"The guy makes his own rules ... I'd hate to be Twitter, where you have to take this guy seriously."

Sun Valley is typically covered like an athleisure version of the Met Gala

One Hollywood power-broker Friday expressed hope that the Musk interview would enliven the conference's staid, cerebral atmosphere this year.

One of Musk's last public messages to Agrawal came in the form of a tweet of a poop emoji in response to the Twitter CEO's defense of how the company accounts for spam bots.