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Weather muddies, doesn’t ruin Music Midtown


It rained most of the day Saturday, but that didn't get in the way of nearly 100,000 people enjoying bands like The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs and more at Piedmont Park for Music Midtown.

Twins Blane and Tyler, 17, from Florida, said their first concert was seeing Widespread Panic when they were only 3 years old. This was their first time back.

"The lineup is absolutely phenomenal – there's not a single filler band," Blane said. "Every single band has the caliber to headline a festival."

But Torie Gilleland, 23, like tens of thousands of others, attended to see The Red Hot Chili Peppers.

"I've been wanting to see The Red Hot Chili Peppers since the 90s," Gilleland said. "My parents were a little bit strict, but now that I have my own place and I'm engaged I can do what I want."

The weather also played a role in ticket scanners – which were down as fans were trying to get into the park Saturday afternoon. Peter Conlon, president of Live Nation South, said he did what he could to fix the problem as soon as possible.

"Because of the weather the scanning system broke down," Conlon said. "I basically opened up the gates and let people in rather than making people wait."

Clean up crews started picking up trash in Piedmont Park after the festival wrapped up Saturday night and will continue their work on Sunday morning.

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