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Thousands sweat it out at Fresno Warped stop

More than 70 rockin’ bands and thousands of their sweaty fans crowded the Save Mart Center’s parking lot Wednesday as the Vans Warped Tour came to town ( photo gallery).

The annual rock ‘n’ roll traveling summer circus set up seven stages in Fresno for the fifth straight year.

Bands such as Chiodos, Thrice, NOFX, Saosin, 3OH!3 and Less Than Jake were among the big names on this year’s tour that an audience of mostly teens and young adults braved 100-degree heat to see.

Elliott Lefko, of concert promoter Goldenvoice, estimated the crowd at about 6,000 at 3:50 p.m., with people still coming as high schools let out.

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