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Despite $5 fee, Twilight Concert with Beach House draws more than 10,000

Published July 5, 2012 11:40 pm

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You guys are a miracle," shouted Beach House's Victoria Legrand from the stage in the middle of the dream-pop duo's set Thursday at Pioneer Park.She had no idea how right she was.Despite pessimism that the new $5 fee to attend Twilight Concert Series events — after 24 years of free admission — would drastically dissuade large crowds from attending the annual summer series, the season's opener proved that the series is alive and well, with an estimated 10,000 people attending, according to officials."The magical Twilight lives on," said Jason Mathis, executive director of the Downtown Alliance, near the end of Beach House's performance. "Five dollars was not a deterrent. ... I doubt you'd find anyone who thought it was a bad investment."

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