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DESERT TRIP 2? WE'VE GOT SOME IDEAS

Is Desert Trip blowing its wad this weekend and next, or is it possible this gathering of boomer-era tribes has a future as a franchise? Phil Gallo argues that Desert Trip II would have to move into the 1970s. There’s a guy named Springsteen whose presence on a bill could drive the whole enterprise.

Beyond the power of Bruce, the biggest act from the era still together is obviously Fleetwood Mac, who could certainly headline one of the days, and a double bill with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers would make excellent sense. It’s easily as close to the spirit of the booking for the next two weekends as we’re likely to see.

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