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Pink Floyd's Roger Waters attacks Donald Trump at Desert Trip concert

Roger Waters is joined onstage by children as he performs his song "Another Brick in the Wall" during his closing performance on day 3 of the 2016 Desert Trip music festival at Empire Polo Field on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, in Indio, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Roger Waters made his feelings about Donald Trump abundantly clear during his performance at the Desert Trip music festival. As the 73-year-old performed the Pink Floyd song Pigs, Mr Trump's face appeared on the massive video screen above the stage. Meanwhile, a parade-sized balloon shaped like a pig floated above the audience. Waters, a co-founder of Pink Floyd, and The Who closed the three-day festival in Indio, southern California. The event, held in the same place as Coachella, is nicknamed OldChella because it caters to the baby boom generation and features a lineup of rock legends.

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Mick Jagger, 73, as the The Rolling Stones covered the Beatles' hit Come Together

Over three days, the festival also saw performances by The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney and Neil Young. It marked the first time all six have performed at the same event. Desert Trip is aimed at an older and wealthier crowd than most music festivals, and boasts gourmet dining, air-conditioned bathrooms and a museum-style photo exhibit of the rock icons performing at the show. The Rolling Stones headlined the first night and covered the Beatles' hit Come Together. McCartney in return paid tribute to Stones with I Wanna Be Your Man, which McCartney and Lennon wrote for the Stones in the early 1960s.

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Roger Waters

George Roger Waters(born 6 September 1943) is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. In 1965, he co-founded the progressive rock band Pink Floyd with drummer Nick Mason, keyboardist Rick Wright and guitarist, singer, and songwriter Syd Barrett.

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