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From the Coliseum to Altamont: Desert Trippers Remember Their First Concerts

If there's one thing we learned at Desert Trip, it's this: Our parents used to rage. And given half the chance, they still know how to throw down. All over the Empire Polo Club grounds at Goldenvoice's massive classic-rock festival, folks in their 50s, 60s and even 70s were getting...
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