PHOTOS: Patriots Nation in Full Force at Gillette Super Bowl Rally

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Thousands of fans gather early for Sunday's rally in support of the New England Patriots.
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Crowds outside the Patriots Pro Shop, which opened at 7 a.m. before fans were allowed to enter the stadium at 8.
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Fans wait outside the gate to enter Gillette Stadium for the 10 a.m. rally.
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Fans outside of the the Patriots Pro Shop.
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Two fans enjoy the turf at Gillette Stadium.
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Fans show their spirit at the Patriots Rally.
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Fans show their spirit at the Patriots rally.
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A four-legged Patriots fan.
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A fan sporting Patriots socks at the Gillette Stadium rally.
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According to the Patriots, the rally drew 35,000 fans from across the region.
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Patriots owner Robert Kraft speaks to the crowd at the rally.
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Patriots Coach Bill Bellichick told fans the rally was the biggest in Patriots history.
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As part of the rally warmup, the Blue Man Group performed in front of the sometimes hushed crowd, many of whom were enthralled by the entertainment.
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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady rallies the crowd.
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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady tosses the mic at the end of the rally.
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All aboard, the team and staff taxi to the runway, en route to Atlanta and Super Bowl LIII.
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The Patriots airplane prepares to take off for Atlanta. The Super Bowl will be held one week from now, on Feb. 3rd.
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