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Eric Church promised the WE Fest crowd that he was going to "burn this place down tonight" during his main stage performance Thursday night in Detroit Lakes, Minn. Brian Basham/DL Newspapers

WE Fest opens with a bang

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DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – WE Fest is a whole lot of country and a whole lot of rock ’n roll.

That was the case Thursday night as the three-day festival opened with a bang.


After an explosive show in 2012, Eric Church returned for his first headlining set. He showed he was worth the prime slot.

The singer/guitarist opened with a heavy version of “Creepin,” and a light and fog show to rival most hard rock bands.

Church just started as this story went to press.

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