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Braden Thomas, of San Diego, shows off his new lasso skills at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Rusty Wink, of Mission Viejo, shows off his patriotic sunglasses at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Breanna Ennis, of Lake Eslinore, hitches a ride from Alyssa Demille, also of Lake Elsinore, in the El Dorado RV campground at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Brian Higgins holds Shannon Nichols, both of Newport Beach, in acrobatic fashion at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Deanne Smith of Norco sports festive sunglasses.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Jeff Watson, of Chino, left, Tommy Del Favero, middle, of Palmdale, Jeremy Ron, right, of Chino, at their trailer-side bar at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Dan Savage and Jamie Henn, of Los Angeles, show off their festive bar during the Stagecoach Country Music Festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

From left, Nicholas Terry, Jasmine Reeves and Max Hassenstein, all of Garden Grove, pay their respects to Tim Tebow.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

From left, Tony Salerno, Vinnie Zeno, Mike Guerrero and Vince Zeno pose with photos of their friend Neil Pirch, who attended every Stagecoach and recently passed away.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Kaede Titus, 6, of Indio, cools off at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Patrick Bertain, left, and Nicholas Terry, both of Garden Grove, sport Coors box hats.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Kayla Armijo of Corona listens to Sara Watkins at the Palomino Stage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Aaron and Melody Titus and their children, Isaac, 3, and Kaede, 6.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Tuvalu Melei of Palm Springs sports gun-themed sunglasses and bandana while working as a security guard at the Mane Stage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Barbara Murray of Huntington Beach sports a solo cup for a hat while watching Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Deb McKenzie of San Bernardino has a big smile after eating a cool watermelon on a hot day while listening to Sara Watkins on the Palomino Stage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Stagecoach Country Music Festival fans make a fashion statement with matching tank tops.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Josh Romano gives Sierra Stoddard a ride on his shoulders as the Orange residents make their way through the crowd at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival on Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Jaqueline Zamora, left, Joanne Ibarra and Jesse Ibarra, all of Los Angeles, enjoy the country beat.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

From left: Erin Pontell, Alie Bol, Jocelyn Kinsey and Alyssa London jump for joy at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

From left: Kenny Parke, Charlytte Williams, Katherine Davis, Kailey O'Donnell, Kate Hansen, Renee Hatch and Matt Slovak at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Alexa, 8, and Clay Yarbro, 6, play in their grandfather's 1932 Ford pickup while listening to him sing with the Blacksmith Boys outside the Half-Pint Hootenanny kids area at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

From left: Hollyn Bakland, Georgie Darwin, Kimberly Bertrand and Elysse Valencia show their patriotic spirit.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Patrick Nance of Fountain Valley, from left, Christine McCarty of Huntington Beach, Robert Kuks of Tracy, Nichole Novotny of Newport Beach and Jack Thompson and Anastasia Reid, both of Huntington Beach, find relief from 90-degree temperatures in a pool at the RV campground on the first day of the Stagecoach Country Music Festival on Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Jeana Dea of Costa Mesa visits the country store for refreshments.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

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1 Comment

  1. May 2, 2012, 11:18 am

    In memory of my brother Neil E Pirch, his "Bro's" took him to Stagecoach. His last wish was to attend Stagecoach 2012 but sadly did not make it. His favorite performer was Kenny Chesney. Mr, Chesney, so many of your songs touched Neil and related to his life. We will be holding a Wake for Neil in May and I will have a pix of you there for Neil. RIP my little brother for you no longer suffer.

    Mary Little one4pugs1963@yahoo.com

    By: Mary

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