|By Jeff Bahr, American News, Aberdeen, S.D.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
Four days later, the effort had paid off.
Admission will be
"We're looking to finish what we started and give everybody a good show," said
It wasn't until Monday, when Huggett suggested it, that the idea of a makeup concert was pursued. A letter asking the group to return was sent to
The request was passed on to the band's manager, who called
"We went to work and talked to them and they were so good to work with us," Hanson said. "They agreed to play for us at a discounted price."
Over its career,
"They were just as disappointed as we were," he said. "They don't like canceling shows. They like to perform."
Instead of performing
Centennial organizers had insurance for the concert. For the policy to pay off, a specified amount of rain had to fall within a certain period of time. The required amount of rain did not fall, so no insurance money will be received.
"We have a lot of great sponsorships. Financially, we're going to be all right," he said.
And the people of
"This concert is a way of making things right with everybody," Hanson said.
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