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Here's Your First Look At The Desert Trip Fest, AKA Oldchella

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Day 1. (Photo by Annie Lesser/LAist)

Oldchella—that's Mr. Desert Trip Festival, to you—has started. This weekend (and next) will bring some of the most legendary classic rock stars to the desert: Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Roger Waters, the Rolling Stones, Neil Young, The Who, and Roger Waters. The venue is in Indio, and typically only sees more youthful crowds and, honestly, less stellar talent during fests like Coachella. But now dad's home, and things are gonna change. Or... maybe not. All the same Instagram-bait seems to be present, the millennials have turned up in force (though so have their parents), and while we haven't seen any photos of Keith Richards in a flower crown on a pink flamingo pool float, there's still time.

There are several camping options, from safari tents to RVs, as well as plenty of dining options, an art installation featuring old rock photos, a giant Connect Four board, and large images of the bands your parents got to see in their prime. Below, a quick preview (with more to come from our photographer on site). There are still passes available, starting at $399 for 3 days, if you want to attend this once-in-a-lifetime event... which could use more women, tbh.

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