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Published August 04, 2012, 12:00 AM

WE Fest Thursday and Friday

Photos from Thursday and Friday at WE Fest.


Luke Bryan says hi to the WE Fest crowd as he takes the main stage Thursday evening.

  • Luke Bryan says hi to the WE Fest  crowd as he takes the main stage Thursday evening.
  • Jason Aldean sang a song during his WE Fest main stage performance Thursday night.
  • Brother and sister Josh and Jodene Friesz kick up their boots and dance to a John Anderson tune during his performance at WE Fest in Detroit Lakes, Minn., Thursday evening.
  • Jason Aldean, right, and his band kicked out a song during Thursday night's headline performance at WE Fest in Detroit Lakes.
  • John Anderson belts out a song during his main stage WE Fest performance Saturday evening in Detroit Lakes, Minn.
  • WE Fest fans in the general admission area crowd against a fence separating them from the reserved seating section during John Anderson's performance Thursday night.
  • Jason Aldean wrapped up Thursday's WE Fest in Detroit Lakes, Minn.
  • Chris Morris of Bismarck sings along with John Anderson in the general admission area Thursday evening at WE Fest in Detroit Lakes, Minn.
  • Mary Koch of Loretto, Minn., Maddie Mithun of Wayzata, Minn., Stephanie Twelves of Wayzata and Kate Bata of Wayzata laugh and dance in the front row of the VIP section of WE Fest in Detroit Lakes, Minn., Thursday night as Luke Bryan played his main stage performance.
  • Toby Keith played some good old drinking songs during his WE Fest performance Friday night. Brian Basham/DL Newspapers
  • Danielle Davenport and Taylor Beatty both of Champlain, Minn., sing along with Brantley Gilbert in the VIP seating area of WE Fest in Detroit Lakes, Minn., Friday evening. Brian Basham/DL Newspapers
  • Explosions and smoke go off as Toby Keith performs Friday night at WE Fest.
  • Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers played the main stage at WE Fest in Detroit Lakes, Minn., Friday night after a lengthy rain delay. Brian Basham/DL Newspapers
  • Brittany Wiebe, Janae Burich and Danielle Degagne all of Fargo play in the rain and mud during a weather delay in WE Fest Friday night.
  • A heated game of "tippy cup" ensued in the Noah Insurance hospitality tent during the WE Fest weather delay Friday.
  • Toby Keith belts out a song during a late night performance at WE Fest in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The country star took the stage about an hour and a half later than scheduled due to severe thunderstorms moving through the area. Brian Basham/DL Newspapers
  • Brantley Gilbert sings a song during his main stage performance at WE Fest Friday evening in Detroit Lakes, Minn. Brian Basham/DL Newspapers
  • Gene Keller of Fargo makes a mighty swing at the Detroit Lakes, Minn., Lion's bell ring booth in the general admission area of WE Fest Friday evening. The Lions use the booth as a fundraiser. Brian Basham/DL Newspapers
  • Steve Martin tells the WE Fest crowd to think of a gentle, serene scene somewhere in a scary part of Kentucky while listening to a song he and The Steep Canyon Rangers played during their main stage performance at WE Fest in Detroit Lakes, Minn., Friday night. Brian Basham/DL Newspapers
  • WE Festers dance through the VIP area as the sun illuminates the western sky during Friday's weather delay.
  • A group of WE Festers take refuge under a camper overhang in the VIP campground at WE Fest Friday night.
  • Steve Martin's fingers strum his banjo during his main stage performance with The Steep Canyon Rangers at WE Fest in Detroit Lakes, Minn., Friday night. Brian Basham/DL Newspapers
  • As the sun set in the west, a dim rainbow formed against the dark eastern sky after a thunderstorm passed over Soo Pass Ranch and WE Fest Friday night. The festival was delayed about an hour-and-a-half due to the weather.
  • Toby Keith raises his red Solo cup to the WE Fest crowd during his performance Friday night. Brian Basham/DL Newspapers