Top 10 concert photos of the summer so far

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It's been a rainy start to our summer so far, but that hasn't stopped Twin Cities fans from busting out their ponchos and going outdoors to take in live music. Between Rock the Garden, Soundset, the Warped Tour, and shows at the Minnesota Zoo's amphitheater, concertgoers have had plenty of chances to unwind under the setting sun (or drizzling clouds) this season. What follows are some of our staff's favorite shots, taken both outside and in the clubs, from this summer's first concerts.

Vans Warped Tour 2011
Photos by Nick Wosika | Review by Youa Vang

Yelawolf at the 80/35 Festival
Photos by Dan Huiting | Video of Girl Talk by Dan Huiting

The Black Keys at Roy Wilkins Auditorium
Photos by Erik Hess | Review by Erik Thompson

Booker T at Rock the Garden 2011
Photos by Nick Wosika | Review by Jeff Gage

Taylor Swift at the Xcel Energy Center
Photos by Steve Cohen | Review by Peter Scholtes

Venus and All the Pretty Horses at Rock for Pussy
Photos by Erik Hess | Review by Andrea Swensson

Rihanna at the Target Center
Photos by Erik Hess | Review by Andrea Swensson

Astronautalis at the Guthrie Theater
Photos by Erik Hess | Review by Andrea Swensson

Mötley Crüe and Poison at the Target Center
Photos by Erik Hess | Review by Danny Sigelman

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Notice how the Motley Crue photo is blurred out. 

Sucks those guys smoked all their money away and couldn't retire in peace.  Don't get me wrong, I loved MC when I was 15, who didn't?  Vince doesn't even have the lungs to sing the songs anymore, much less the voice.

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