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The Who and Roger Waters close Desert Trip festival

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The Who and Roger Waters close Desert Trip festival

The Who and Roger Waters played the final night of the inaugural Desert Trip music festival on Sunday (09.10.16).

Frontman for The Who, Roger Daltrey, and guitarist Pete Townshend were in high spirits as they took to the stage at the festival in Indio, California, which has been referred to as "Oldchella", due to the advanced age of the performing acts including The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Sir Paul McCartney, Neil Young and Roger Waters.

Pete quipped: "Well, here the f**k we are. You all come to watch old people dance?"

During their performance Pete dedicated 'The Kids Are Alright' to the "young ones" in the audience and added: "We love you for coming to see us."

Their set included 'My Generation', 'You Better You Bet', 'Eminence Front', The Acid Queen' and 'Pinball Wizard'.

They also played 'I Can See for Miles', their first hit in the US in 1967 and jokingly compared themselves to today's popstars.

Pete said: "Such a long f***ing time ago. We were 1967's version of Adele or Lady Gaga or Rihanna or Bieber."

He added: "Roger and I are so glad to be out here at our age. And I couldn't do it without Roger."

They were the opening act for Roger Waters, who wowed the crowd with a set of Pink Floyd songs, beginning with a selection from the 1973 record 'Dark Side of the Moon'.