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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Thousands of Tar Heels and Bearcats attended the Belk Bowl Fan Fest on Saturday December 28, 2013. The UNC and Cincinnati faithful ate, played games and listened to country star Blake Shelton. Many of Shelton's fans made photos and video as he arrived on stage.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Thousands of Tar Heels and Bearcats attended the Belk Bowl Fan Fest on Saturday December 28, 2013. The UNC and Cincinnati faithful ate, played games and listened to country star Blake Shelton. Many of Shelton's fans made photos and video as he arrived on stage.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Kaleigh Seagle, of Charlotte, lets loose with an ear-piercing scream as Blake Shelton sings his first song on stage Saturday. Thousands of Tar Heels and Bearcats attended the Belk Bowl Fan Fest on Saturday December 28, 2013. The UNC and Cincinnati faithful ate, played games and listened to country star Blake Shelton. Many of Shelton's fans made photos and video as he arrived on stage.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Tar Heel fans make their way towards Fan Fest on Saturday. Thousands of Tar Heels and Bearcats attended the Belk Bowl Fan Fest on Saturday December 28, 2013. The UNC and Cincinnati faithful ate, played games and listened to country star Blake Shelton .
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Four-year-old Bella Schaber covers the eyes of fellow Cincinnati fan Drew Dempsey Saturday at Fan Fest. Thousands of Tar Heels and Bearcats attended the Belk Bowl Fan Fest on Saturday December 28, 2013. The UNC and Cincinnati faithful ate, played games and listened to country star Blake Shelton .
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    The Belk Bowl Pep Squad warmed up the fans before country music star, Blake Shelton, came on to perform Saturday at Fan Fest. Thousands of Tar Heels and Bearcats attended the Belk Bowl Fan Fest on Saturday December 28, 2013. The UNC and Cincinnati faithful ate, played games and listened to country star Blake Shelton .
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Thousands of Tar Heels and Bearcats attended the Belk Bowl Fan Fest on Saturday December 28, 2013. The UNC and Cincinnati faithful ate, played games and listened to country star Blake Shelton. Many of Shelton's fans made photos and video as he arrived on stage.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Elliott Hurst, 14, of Cincinnati, sported a furry Bearcats hat at Fan Fest on Saturday. Thousands of Tar Heels and Bearcats attended the Belk Bowl Fan Fest on Saturday December 28, 2013. The UNC and Cincinnati faithful ate, played games and listened to country star Blake Shelton.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Alexis Davis, 18, wore Ramses, the Tar Heel mascot, as she waited in line for lunch at Fan Fest Saturday. Thousands of Tar Heels and Bearcats attended the Belk Bowl Fan Fest on Saturday December 28, 2013. The UNC and Cincinnati faithful ate, played games and listened to country star Blake Shelton .
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Hunter Park, 13, of Cincinnati, gets a real lift when bouncing on a bungee trampoline run by Your Event Source of Charlotte at Fan Fest Saturday. Thousands of Tar Heels and Bearcats attended the Belk Bowl Fan Fest on Saturday December 28, 2013. The UNC and Cincinnati faithful ate, played games and listened to country star Blake Shelton .
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Ten-year-old Robert Seymour soars while having fun on a bungee trampoline run by Your Event Source of Charlotte at Fan Fest on Saturday. Thousands of Tar Heels and Bearcats attended the Belk Bowl Fan Fest on Saturday December 28, 2013. The UNC and Cincinnati faithful ate, played games and listened to country star Blake Shelton .
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    There was a sports team mascot challenge involving fans at Fan Fest on Saturday in uptown Charlotte. Thousands of Tar Heels and Bearcats attended the Belk Bowl Fan Fest on Saturday December 28, 2013. The UNC and Cincinnati faithful ate, played games and listened to country star Blake Shelton .
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    There was a sports team mascot challenge involving fans at Fan Fest on Saturday in uptown Charlotte. Thousands of Tar Heels and Bearcats attended the Belk Bowl Fan Fest on Saturday December 28, 2013. The UNC and Cincinnati faithful ate, played games and listened to country star Blake Shelton .
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Thousands of Tar Heels and Bearcats attended the Belk Bowl Fan Fest on Saturday December 28, 2013. The UNC and Cincinnati faithful ate, played games and listened to country star Blake Shelton. Many of Shelton's fans made photos and video as he arrived on stage.
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