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The consensus on the street and across social media seems to be that this year's edition of Norman Music Festival was the best in the event's nine-year history. There will be no arguing that point in this this post.

2016 will be remembered in NMF history (and in all of music history, obviously) as the year Prince died. The legend died Thursday, April 21, the first day of the fest. A common theme among the acts and across a variety of genres were shout-outs, dedications and tributes to the late singer of "Purple Rain," "Kiss" and "Raspberry Beret."

Personal highlights from the NMF9 include Elms, the Chelsey Cope-led band loaded with promise for their impending 2016 album release; glitchy dreampop band Tonne in a concert hall setting at The Sooner Theatre; and former Hellfyre Club rap collective members Milo and Open Mike Eagle, who both graced the festival crowd with thoughtful and entrancing sets.

NMF9 may have been the best in the series, but there's no reason to believe it won't be topped by next year's tenth anniversary celebration. Can we get a countdown to the release date of that bill? No matter which acts end up on it, it's a safe bet that the impressive cast of NMF organizers will deliver an occasion worth remembering.

Limp Wizurdz at Norman Music Festival 9 in Norman, Friday, April 22, 2016. - GARETT FISBECK
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  • Limp Wizurdz at Norman Music Festival 9 in Norman, Friday, April 22, 2016.

Teflo $ performs at Norman Music Festival 9 in Norman, Friday, April 22, 2016. - GARETT FISBECK
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  • Teflo $ performs at Norman Music Festival 9 in Norman, Friday, April 22, 2016.

Foxburrows perform at Norman Music Festival 9 in Norman, Friday, April 22, 2016. - GARETT FISBECK
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  • Foxburrows perform at Norman Music Festival 9 in Norman, Friday, April 22, 2016.

Foxburrows perform at Norman Music Festival 9 in Norman, Friday, April 22, 2016. - GARETT FISBECK
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  • Foxburrows perform at Norman Music Festival 9 in Norman, Friday, April 22, 2016.

Tonne perform at Norman Music Festival 9 in Norman, Friday, April 22, 2016. - GARETT FISBECK
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  • Tonne perform at Norman Music Festival 9 in Norman, Friday, April 22, 2016.

Travis Linville performs at Norman Music Festival 9 in Norman, Friday, April 22, 2016. - GARETT FISBECK
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  • Travis Linville performs at Norman Music Festival 9 in Norman, Friday, April 22, 2016.

Fest goers wait in line for food at Norman Music Festival 9 in Norman, Friday, April 22, 2016. - GARETT FISBECK
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  • Fest goers wait in line for food at Norman Music Festival 9 in Norman, Friday, April 22, 2016.

DBOYD performs at Norman Music Festival 9 in Norman, Friday, April 22, 2016. - GARETT FISBECK
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  • DBOYD performs at Norman Music Festival 9 in Norman, Friday, April 22, 2016.

at Norman Music Festival 9 in Norman, Friday, April 22, 2016. - GARETT FISBECK
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  • at Norman Music Festival 9 in Norman, Friday, April 22, 2016.

at Norman Music Festival 9 in Norman, Friday, April 22, 2016. - GARETT FISBECK
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  • at Norman Music Festival 9 in Norman, Friday, April 22, 2016.

Lost Empires perform at Norman Music Festival 9 in Norman, Friday, April 22, 2016. - GARETT FISBECK
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  • Lost Empires perform at Norman Music Festival 9 in Norman, Friday, April 22, 2016.

Limp Wizurdz at Norman Music Festival 9 in Norman, Friday, April 22, 2016. - GARETT FISBECK
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  • Limp Wizurdz at Norman Music Festival 9 in Norman, Friday, April 22, 2016.

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