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Triple-digit heat and technical glitches can't stop thousands of fans from rocking out at Desert Trip

The Desert Trip mega-rock concert got off the ground Friday in Indio before a crowd of 75,000, introducing a new style of music festival targeting veteran concert-goers rather than millennials. In place of dozens, or hundreds, of bands performing over multiple stages at most two- and three-day...
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