A visit to the Williston Basin Blowout, a night of mixed martial arts fights in Williston, North Dakota. For 30 bucks, attendees witnessed 10 fights.
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Jessie Veeder, Erik Koskinen, Kris Kitko and other musicians playing oilfield songs.
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