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Rain can’t dampen the mood as Swampscott holds inaugural PorchFest

Swampscott PorchFest

Barbara Gavin of Rockport kicks back on the porch of 85 Monument Ave., as she watches, from left, Philip and Joanna Bereaud and Susan Ruth perform during PorchFest in Swampscott Saturday.

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Swampscott PorchFest

Philip Bereaud, the organizer of Swampscott PorchFest, gets the crowd involved as he performs with his wife, Joanna, from the porch of 85 Monument Ave.

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Evie Saunders, 2, of Swampscott inspects the Swampscott PorchFest sign at 85 Monument Ave.

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The crowd gathered at 85 Monument Ave. for Swampscott PorchFest is reflected in a window of the home.

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Philip Bereaud, the organizer of Swampscott PorchFest, performs from the porch of 85 Monument Ave.

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Evie Saunders, 2, of Swampscott is all smiles as she takes in The Seventy-Sevens from the shoulder of her dad, Scott, during Swampscott PorchFest.

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Spectators look on as One Dime Band perform at 153 Elmwood Road during the first Swampscott PorchFest on Saturday.

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Framed by the porch of 153 Elmwood Road, Paul Gallucci of One Dime Band sings during Swampscott PorchFest.

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John Brauchler plays the dobro as he performs with One Dime Band during Swampscott PorchFest.

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Spectators look on as One Dime Band perform at 153 Elmwood Road during the first Swampscott PorchFest on Saturday.

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SWAMPSCOTT — Residents spent the day dancing in the streets of the historic Olmsted neighborhood Saturday. Dozens of people attended the town’s inaugural PorchFest, despite the heavy rain that started it off. Homeowners lended their porches to musicians, neighbors gathered around to sing along and event organizers are excited to do it all over again…

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