Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Desert TripThe first weekend of the star-studded classic-rock festival Desert Trip got started Friday night with performances by Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones.

Dylan kicked off Desert Trip with “Rainy Day Women #12 and 35,” and the chorus of “Everybody must get stoned” acted as a command to the crowd, instantly inspiring a marijuana cloud over the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California.

Around 75 thousand fans were on hand as Dylan breezed through 17 songs in about 90 minutes. Huge monitors flanking the stage showed intermittent shots of Dylan playing guitar, piano, harmonica, and singing for the first 20 minutes, but after that the screen was filled with black-and-white footage from what appeared to be the 1960s — images of protests, roller coasters, and scenes of the South.

The music legend never once addressed the crowd, and some fans remarked that they would have like to have heard at least a few more songs that they knew.

By contrast, The Rolling Stones set that followed was almost completely fan favorites. Their 20-song set brought the hits immediately, opening with “Start Me Up” and finishing over two hours later with “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.”

In between, Mick Jagger talked to the crowd constantly, asking frequently how everybody was doing. He also brought some jokes, referring to Desert Trip as “the Palm Springs retirement home for gentile English musicians.”

The USC Thornton Choir joined the Stones on stage during the first encore for “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.”

But there was a special cover. Honoring the second-night closer, Paul McCartney, the Stones rocked a version of The Beatles‘ “Come Together.” McCartney, watching from a luxury box with wife Nancy Shevell, was clearly surprised by the cover, and jammed his fist in the air as the band started playing.

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