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Crowds Of Concertgoers Descend On Guthrie

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Mumford & Sons will be taking center stage on Saturday. Mumford & Sons will be taking center stage on Saturday.
GUTHRIE, Oklahoma -

It seems as if the world is converging on Guthrie Friday night, one day before an all-star music event featuring Mumford & Sons. Some people are even calling this the best thing that's happened to the town in recent history.

It's a mini Woodstock in Guthrie and it feels as if we're in the UK with an American twist. You've got turkey legs, chicken legs, and BBQ. And of course, live music and camping.

"You can tell just by what they wear. Just people coming in there. You know that they're not from here. It's pretty fascinating," said Guthrie resident, Mike Wilson.

For Wilson, he's not in Oklahoma anymore and for one weekend, that's okay. Modern folk music, British charm and the smell of good food mix with the large crowds larger than Guthrie itself.

9/3/2013 Related Story: City Of Guthrie Busy Preparing For 'Mumford & Sons' Music Event

 "We've never been here. We drove by, and it's really cute," said college student, Ashby Owens.

Different states and countries are represented on the fairgrounds, but these college juniors didn't have to travel far.

"Just drove from Stillwater. We all had class today," said student, Erin Lucas.

They did however add a few hours to the commute.

"Residents in Guthrie have never seen traffic like this. As far as the eye can see," said Owens.

"We're hearing and seeing many cars coming our dirt road hoping they can cut across and go to Guthrie this way and they can't," said Guthrie resident, Jill Wilson.

Of course Saturday is the big show. The second British Invasion if you will. Mumford & Sons will be taking center stage.

8/30/2013 Related Story: 35,000 Fans Expected At Mumford & Sons Concert In Guthrie

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