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Fargodome prepares to ease bathroom lines for Timberlake concert

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By John Lamb

FARGO – Since the concert was announced in May, fans have been waiting a long time for Justin Timberlake’s Friday night appearance at the Fargodome.

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Fargodome employees are working to make sure female fans won’t have to wait in line too long for the bathrooms.

Long lines led to some outcry after last month’s Pink concert, so Rob Sobolik, the Fargodome’s general manager, is looking at ways to avoid a similar problem Friday.

“There will be some (male) bathrooms flipped over to females, and we’ll watch it accordingly,” he said.

Sobolik doesn’t know what the breakdown of female to male attendees will be like.

The Fargodome has 26 bathrooms: 13 for women and 13 for men. There are 144 toilets for women and 173 toilets, including urinals, for men.

Four of the building’s men’s restrooms were switched over to female for the Pink concert.

Reports from recent dates on Timberlake’s tour have the show clocking in around three hours, with an intermission between the first and second set.

Sobolik said he hadn’t received a timeline for Friday’s show.

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