From the saloon-charmed venue, sundry personalities flutter about while live music blares into the void of Wonder Valley, California, a rather shabby haunt-plays-host to a weekend of camping and music. There’s nothing but sand and shrubs for miles, but this desert oasis, The Palms, manipulates the dry alternative acoustics with cheap beer and good times.

Last week The Palms hosted Deserted at the Palms Music Festival, a weekend of music and tenting featuring 15+ bands and no worries for milesFriend and photographer George Duchannes was on site to capture the marooned mayhem, and here is his collection of moments from The Palms’ standout music festival.

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