Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 12:22 p.m.
Iggy Pop aka “The Source”
“The day that we found out I was super, super sick and really under the weather,” says Phil Pirrone, recalling the moment he found out Iggy Pop confirmed a headlining spot at his festival, Desert Daze. “I yelped like a wounded animal—it was the only sound my body could produce. I called everybody that I love to tell them Iggy was headlining… and there were people basically in tears.”
Desert Daze, the small, DIY festival that’s earned the reputation as the “anti-mega fest” and the “music lovers festival” is returning to the Institute of Mentalphysics in Joshua Tree on October 13-15—and with one of the season’s best line ups. This morning Desert Daze announced that rock n’ roll royalty, Iggy Pop, will close out a night of the festival. “[Iggy] crosses over a certain boundary that the festival has yet to cross because our bands have been so niche,” says Pirrone, who refers to Iggy Pop as “the Source.” “To be honest, it’s still kinda hard to believe,” he laughs. “I mean theres literally no words to describe how excited we are. I can’t. I can’t even begin to articulate how much it means to us.”
According to unanimous reports from last month’s FYFFest, Iggy Pop shook the Earth’s core. Despite the leather derma-jacket the rock n’roll life has bestowed upon him, the 70-year-old is still as charmingly in-your-face as he was when our parents were going to his shows. Because Iggy’s still got it, he’s played a number of performances this year. So it can be argued that his headlining spot…
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