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Rock on! Fargodome’s 25 years of concerts

Dale Gulsvig sings with Marie Osmond during the Fargodome’s first concert Dec. 20, 1992. Forum file photo1 / 11
Garth Brooks was the biggest thing in music in 1993, so when the Fargodome landed not one, but two shows, it was a big deal. Brooks’ five shows at the Dome in the 1990s are all in the top 10 in attendance. Forum file photo2 / 11
Brooks packed more in over his three multi-show trips to the Dome, but George Strait still holds the attendance record for a single show with 27,001 in 1997. Forum file photo3 / 11
Bon Jovi was already legendary when it made its Fargo debut in 2008. The '80s rockers packed in 24,814 -- fifth most in Dome history -- many of them women, which led to building officials turning some of the men’s restrooms over to the ladies. 4 / 11
Shania Twain’s third studio album , “Come On Over,” established her as a crossover star and Fargo fans were happy to catch her during her 1998 stop. She holds the record for biggest crowd for a female artist -- and sixth overall -- with 24,764.5 / 11
Guns ’n Roses’ March 1993 show was the first major rock show. The group came on 30 minutes late, but the packed crowd kept its cool. 6 / 11
Then known as “The Artist,” Prince’s 1997 show only drew 7,114, but those who showed up were treated to a showcase of the prolific musician’s immense skills and stage presence. 7 / 11
Paul McCartney was 72 when he played here in 2014, but he wasn’t showing his age, rocking through nearly 40 songs, including 25 timeless Beatles songs. 8 / 11
The Rolling Stones lived up to legend when the Mick and Keith and co. ripped the joint in 1999. A real treat to locals was Fargo’s own Jonny Lang, who opened the show. 9 / 11
AC/DC drew about 20,000 each of the three times the hard-rocking group played the Fargodome. Months later two members left the group.10 / 11
Pop stars Taylor Swift and Katy Perry brought big spectacles to the Fargodome in the last five years, but nothing compared to Pink’s high-flying 2014 set. The singer was either in the crowd slapping hands or flying over it as she did at the end of the show. 11 / 11

FARGO -- In this holiday season, Dec. 20 may get overshadowed, but to area music fans the date is a significant anniversary.

On that day in 1992 the Fargodome hosted its first concert -- The Oak Ridge Boys with Marie Osmond.

In the 25 years since, the Dome has featured country legends, members of the Rock ’n Roll Hall of Fame, up-and-comers and a few farewell tours.

Check out the photo slider above to see some of the most memorable shows to play the building. (Be sure to click on the "i" icon to read about the concert.)

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