Macklemore concert brings customers to Spokane thrift shops

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by MIKE GONZALEZ & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on October 23, 2013 at 6:42 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 23 at 8:03 PM

SPOKANE, Wash.--Spokane music fans helped welcome home a native son Wednesday night as Ryan Lewis played at the Spokane Arena with Macklemore.
       
Lewis grew up in Spokane and attended Ferris High School before moving to Seattle. The hip-hop duo is not only one of the more popular acts in the country, their hit song Thrift Shop has supposedly made thrift shops more popular.

Thrift Shop reached number one on the U.S. billboard chart and there were more than two million copies of the song sold.

Thrift shops all across Spokane have been packed with Macklemore fans trying to get their hands on some clothing.

One woman and her son even won a Macklemore costume contest sponsored by Goodwill in Eastern Washington. They got free concert tickets.

“When I saw the flier at the Goodwill in Moses Lake there was a Halloween costume contest, so I sent a picture and they contacted me and we were excited...this is Eligh's first concert,” said Keri Perez.

The crowd at the concert Wednesday was expected to be pretty big. Tickets were selling between $47 and $63.
 

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