The Rolling Stones Desert Trip - lithograph 1
8 October 2016

Welcome back to the official Stones live blog, and welcome to Desert Trip!

Stay tuned for live updates from the weekend, including the setlist, as it happens.

The Rolling Stones will be on at 9.40pm, while Bob Dylan and his band are on at 6.55pm. Doors opened at 2pm.

Tomorrow night, Neil Young and Paul McCartney are playing, and on Sunday the Who and Roger Waters will close the festival.

If you’re here, tag your posts with #StonesDesertTrip, and we’ll add them to the blog.

Here’s one for everyone travelling across the desert, on a fine Arab charger:

 

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(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction

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ENCORE: You Can’t Always Get What You Want

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Thank you very much, goodnight!

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Take a bow Sasha! Yeah, very nice. Thank YOU!

How you doin’?

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Do you feel like singing a little bit?
You know something, all the bands you’re gonna see this weekend have been playing music for over 50 years or more, and we think its amazing that you guys are still coming to see us all. So thank you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hic-dnps6MU

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Midnight Rambler

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Thanks very much ladies and gentlemen, and thanks to the band, a great band! Thanks very much…

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Well, thank you very much!

And now for something completely different, this one’s called My Little T & A

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It’s great to be here, it’s great to be anywhere! It’s an old one, but a good one…

How are you doin’? I’d like to thank Bob Dylan for a cracking opening set….

I’m gonna do a couple of songs for ya. This one’s called ‘Slipping Away':

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Jeez louise, very dry, don’t believe it!

Are going to have a wild rock & roll weekend in Palm Springs?! Yeah, we’ve got Neil, Paul, Roger, Pete & Roger! 

We are also looking forward to visiting the dinosaur park…
I’d like to introduce you to everyone up on stage with us:
Bernard Fowler

Sasha Allen

Tim Ries

Karl Denson

Matt Clifford

Chuck Leavell

Darryl Jones

On the guitar RONNIE ‘Double Diapers’ WOOD

On the drums CHARLIE WATTS

On the guitar and now the vocals KEITH RICHARDS

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Yes, yes, yes! You;re lookin’ pretty happy out there! What a great evenin’!
What’s next?

HONKY TONK WOMEN

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What do you reckon then?!

What shall we do now? One of our own songs…

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OK, we’re gonna do something a bit strange now, we’re gonna do a cover of an unknown beat group. We’re gonna do a cover of one of their songs….
Are you ready?!

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Thank you! Thank you very much!
How are you doin’, you guys over there?

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https://twitter.com/FeministHazza/status/784621308927705089

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Wild Horses

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Tonight we are doing no jokes about age! But welcome to the Palm Springs Retirement Home for genteel English Musicians…

We’re gonna do a song we haven’t done in a while. It’s from the late ’80’s, anyone remember them?

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Thank you very much!

How you doin’, alright? I wanna thank Bob Dylan for doing a great opening set. Thank you Bob.

We were doing new songs in the studio recently,
and then we just went on a side track a blues song, then another, then another! And we ended up doing a whole album that comes out soon. So this is a song from the album…

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OUT OF CONTROL

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Thank you! 

It’s great to be here on the opening night in Coachella.
Opening night..

What an amazing event! 

Welcome, we are all going to have a wonderful weekend!

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YOU GOT ME ROCKING

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The band’s on stage and it’s THE night!

First song: START ME UP

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