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Despite storm delay, Steve Martin wows WE Fest crowd

Funnyman Steve Martin lightened up the crowd at WE Fest outside of Detroit Lakes Friday night after a massive storm delayed his outdoor show by 90 minutes. Though Martin was there to play banjo instead of tell jokes, he started the concert by saying, "I'm the one in white pants. And I'll be wearing white pants the whole show, unless something goes horribly wrong."
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Funnyman Steve Martin lightened up the crowd at WE Fest outside of Detroit Lakes Friday night after a massive storm delayed his outdoor show by 90 minutes. Though Martin was there to play banjo instead of tell jokes, he started the concert by saying, "I'm the one in white pants. And I'll be wearing white pants the whole show, unless something goes horribly wrong."

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