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    One mask among many without, people take in live music performance in large groups once again at Thompson’s Point in Portland on Friday.

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    Audience members take their seats before the start of the Opera Maine production, 'The Elixir of Love,' at Merrill Auditorium on Wednesday.

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    From left, Elizabeth Hunt, Twyla Hunt and George Cushing settle into their seats before the start of the Opera Maine production, 'The Elixir of Love,' at Merrill Auditorium on Wednesday.

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    Early arrivals gather for a warm up act at Thompson's Point in Portland on Friday.

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    Nathaniel Rateliff performs for a large crowd at Thompson's Point in Portland on Friday.

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    David Platt and Janice Drinan sit up in the balcony at Merrill Auditorium before the start of the Opera Maine production, 'The Elixir of Love,' on Wednesday. The pair said they got an email before the show letting people know they could switch their seats to the balcony if they wanted more social distance, so they decided to move up top.

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    Roberta Oliver gets her ticket from the box office before the start of the Opera Maine production, 'The Elixir of Love,' at Merrill Auditorium on Wednesday. Oliver said the opera is the second live musical event she has gone to and that she became very emotional the first time she heard live music again.

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    People begin to arrive at Merrill Auditorium for the Opera Maine production, 'The Elixir of Love,' on Wednesday.

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    Large crowds gather at Thompson’s Point for live performances on Friday.

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    Marcus King performs before a large crowd at Thompson's Point in Portland on Friday.

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    People head inside Merrill Auditorium before the start of the Opera Maine production, 'The Elixir of Love,' at Merrill Auditorium on Wednesday.

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    Audience members take their seats before the start of the Opera Maine production, 'The Elixir of Love,' at Merrill Auditorium on Wednesday.

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    A woman dances to the band, while another looks at her phone, during a live performance at Thompson's Point in Portland on Friday.

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    Fans cheer for Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats during a packed crowd at Thompson's Point in Portland on Friday.

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    Lisa Ottoman, second from right, makes sure visitors have their masks on and asks if they have had any COVID-19 symptoms before audience members enter Merrill Auditorium for the Opera Maine production on Wednesday.

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    People walk through the lobby to get to their seats before the start of the Opera Maine production, 'The Elixir of Love,' at Merrill Auditorium on Wednesday.

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