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Thousands Turn Out For Fresh 102.7 Concert At Nassau's Eisenhower Park

EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) -- The sun may have gone down, but things were heating up on Long Island Saturday night.

As TV 10/55 Long Island Bureau Chief Richard Rose reported, several thousand people jammed into Eisenhower Park in Nassau County for a concert sponsored by CBS Radio's Fresh 102.7, all excited to get a glimpse of emerging stars Christina Perry, Tegan and Sara and New Jersey's own Jacquie Lee.

Teen sensation Jacquie Lee opened the show with her many young fans screaming for more.

Lee has been on the American Idol tour for months, but the New Jersey native said she was looking forward to the concert.

"I took today off from the tour to come here, and it's a nice feeling because I'm closer to home," Lee said. "I'm Jersey so not too far away at all and my dad actually drove in."

Fans of all ages also crowded the park to see Christina Perry, known for her pop hits "Human" and "Jar of Hearts."

"I'm used to inside concerts, so I don't usually go to outdoor concerts, but other than that we'll sit on the grass and enjoy the concert," said Anne Higgins, of Queens.

Meanwhile some fans from Chicago who have been following Tegan and Sara found themselves at the park to enjoy the show.

"We were all through Canada so our first stop was Peterborough and then London, then Guelph, so we've been to a few different festivals and this was literally a last-minute decision as of last night," said Tegan and Sara fan Kristina Castro.

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Fans at Eisenhower Park concert in Nassau County sponsored by CBS Radio's Fresh 102.7 (Credit: WLNY)

Such fan dedication was no surprise to Canadian born twin rockers Tegan and Sara.

"We have a very loyal fan base. And it seems that year after year, record after record they seem to stick with us," said Tegan. "We don't seem to attract the easy-going, light-hearted, fair weather fan."

Tegan and Sara told Rose they were to end the concert with their breakthrough hit "Closer," a song they performed on tour with pop superstar Taylor Swift.

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