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Macklemore comes to Spokane

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis stopped traffic in downtown Spokane starting Tuesday. The production company North by Northwest is filming their newest music video downtown, closing roads in the area. At this point its unclear why they chose Spokane to film in, although Lewis did grow up in the area.

"I managed to get off work," said Garet Simpson, a local hopeful Macklemore music video extra.  "I'm really excited for whatever this is."

And, today was the day, today was the moment, for Macklemore fans to fight until it's over.

"I'm stoked," said Joey Bareither. "I've never been in a music video before."

This afternoon, hundreds of extras, in their best thrift shop attire, stood outside the Fox Theater, waiting for instructions.

"We've been listening since Day 1," some said.

The dress code?

"The wanted to have authentic 70's attire," said Joey. "Nothing bright or flashy. I think more chest hair would be a good idea for guys."

And, they looked incredible.

"I was  trying to do a Jacqueline Smith look...but like so many girls before me, I tried," said one fan.

"We looked at Donna from 'That 70's Show' and based it off her outfits."

So today, raise your hands, Spokane, this is our party.

Today Spokane's on the map, and not even the ceiling can hold us.

After this, "I'd love to see more bands add Spokane to their West Coast tours," said Garet. 

If you're trying to navigate Spokane this week, here's a list of the closures:

Wednesday, July 22nd, 4am to 10pm: 1st Avenue between Adams Street and Monroe St. Adams St. between Sprague Avenue and 2nd Avenue, Jefferson Street between Sprague Avenue and 2nd Avenue and Madison Street between Sprague Avenue and 2nd Avenue

Wednesday, July 22nd, 4am to 11pm: sidewalk closures and no parking along the west side of Lincoln Street between Railroad Alley and Steam Plant Alley. Sidewalk and no parking along the east side of Monroe Street between  The Old Spaghetti Factory and Brooklyn Deli.

Friday, July 24th, 4am to 2pm: Cedar street from 2nd Avenue to 1st Avenue and 1st Avenue and Sprague Avenue. The intersection of 1st Avenue and Cedar Street will have closures during filming and flaggers will be utilized.

Friday, July 24th, 10am to 10pm: Main Avenue between Bernard Street and Division Street will be closed.

Saturday, July 25th, 4am to 10pm: Erie Street between Front Avenue and 1st Avenue. North Sprague Way and North Sprague Access will be closed. However ,East Sprague will not be closed.

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