Monthly Archives: May 2009

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Detroit Hoedown Country Music Festival

I am in Detroit covering the hockey playoffs, so on my off day I took my camera down to the 2009 Detroit Hoedown country music festival. It is an annual event held outdoors, where artists from all over come to perform in this free outdoor venue. Here is a small photo essay on some of the people who attended:

A general view of the 2009 Detroit Hoedown is seen. The Hoedown is a free outdoor annual country music festival in downtown Detroit.

A general view of the 2009 Detroit Hoedown is seen. The Hoedown is a free outdoor annual country music festival in downtown Detroit.

Friends are seen at the Detroit Hoedown.

Friends are seen at the Detroit Hoedown.

Fans listen to the show at the 2009 Detroit Hoedown.

Fans listen to the show at the 2009 Detroit Hoedown.

A mans hat is silhouetted at the 2009 Detroit Hoedown.

A mans hat is silhouetted at the 2009 Detroit Hoedown.

Dave Brumm and Erica Hale kiss during the show at the 2009 Detroit Hoedown.

Dave Brumm and Erica Hale kiss during the show at the 2009 Detroit Hoedown.

Jen Szabo is held by her boyfriend Kyle Anthony while they listen to music at the 2009 Detroit Hoedown.

Jen Szabo is held by her boyfriend Kyle Anthony while they listen to music at the 2009 Detroit Hoedown.

Young Dequan Gibbons looks on as his parents sell candy off the top of his stroller at the 2009 Detroit Hoedown.

Young Dequan Gibbons looks on as his parents sell candy off the top of his stroller at the 2009 Detroit Hoedown.

Fans listen to the show at the 2009 Detroit Hoedown.

Fans listen to the show at the 2009 Detroit Hoedown.

Cooks make food at the 2009 Detroit Hoedown.

Cooks make food at the 2009 Detroit Hoedown.

A cotton candy vendor's pants fall below his waist as he tends to customers at the 2009 Detroit Hoedown.

A cotton candy vendor's pants fall below his waist as he tends to customers at the 2009 Detroit Hoedown.

Protests

Tamil protesters block the Gardiner Expressway, a major freeway going through the middle of downtown Toronto to protest the political turmoil in Sri Lanka, May 10, 2009.

Tamil protesters block the Gardiner Expressway, a major freeway going through the middle of downtown Toronto to protest the political turmoil in Sri Lanka, May 10, 2009.

Tamil protesters block the Gardiner Expressway, a major freeway going through the middle of downtown Toronto to protest the political turmoil in Sri Lanka, May 10, 2009.

Tamil protesters block the Gardiner Expressway, a major freeway going through the middle of downtown Toronto to protest the political turmoil in Sri Lanka, May 10, 2009.

Protesters

I have written more on the experience on the Reuters Photography Blog.

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