Desert Trip was a two-weekend festival held around the same place as Coachella, mainly because it’s a festival organized by the same people who organize Coachella. This year was the inaugural festival, and it featured six legendary rock acts who started in the ’60 and ’70s — Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, the Who, Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Roger Waters (of Pink Floyd).
Paul McCartney performed on Saturday, and his set lasted almost three hours. The fact any of these 70-plus-year-olds can still sing and perform for three hours and not have to sleep for three days after is incredible.
During his set, the former Beatle decided to bring an outlier to the age group attending the festival by inviting Rihanna on stage to perform “FourFiveSeconds” — their collaboration with Kanye West that came out in the wee hours of the beginning of 2015.
Given, as Paul joked, everyone there was probably over the age of 50, the crowd didn’t respond as they would at a usual Rihanna show when she asks them to sing along, but it’s nice to see Rihanna and Paul still have a good relationship. As simple as this song is, it still bangs.
Watch the performance below.