Rolling Stones bring fireworks to Desert Trip festival

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Posted: Oct 08, 2016 11:13 AM
Rolling Stones bring fireworks to Desert Trip festival

INDIO, Calif. (AP) — Mick Jagger told the boomer-heavy crowd at the Desert Trip music festival that he wasn't going to crack any age jokes. The 73-year-old Rolling Stones front man then referred to the three-day concert event featuring Paul McCartney, Roger Waters and others as "the Palm Springs retirement home for genteel English musicians."

The Stones brought literal and figurative fireworks to the festival's opening night Friday. Jagger was his inimitably energetic self, skipping and shuffling across the stage and chatting warmly with the crowd.

"The festival features Paul McCartney and non-Brit Neil Young performing Saturday night. The Who and Roger Waters play Sunday.

The Stones played hits for two hours, including "Wild Horses," ''Miss You," ''Gimme Shelter," ''Midnight Rambler" and "Sympathy for the Devil."