Rain doesn't scare off Music Fest attendees - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

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Rain doesn't scare off Music Fest attendees

It wouldn't be Music Fest without at least one good rain. Mother Nature didn't disappoint, but it didn't seem to slow anybody down.

The rain didn't seem to inconvenience Matt Ward one bit. In fact, he prefers it. "Rain? No! I love the rain! It's awesome," he said, before running and jumping into a puddle of mud.

He drove ten hours from Aurora, Illinois for the Music Fest experience and he's not alone.

In fact, record-breaking numbers of people came to Music Fest this year.

Officials say ticket sales were close to 20-percent higher than last year, despite some rain Sunday.

"What about the rain? Don't care - Made it better! It don't slow me down," said Andrew Hubbard.

"Rain is the best," added Shawn Sauber. "I think it makes Memphis in May. Seems like every year you're getting rained on. so no! you gotta come," he said.

And come, they did. They danced, they ate, they drank. Thousands braved the mud to hear their favorite bands.


"I'm a big Counting Crows fan," said Sauber.

"We're seeing Edwin McCain and Counting Crows tonight. It's really gonna cap it off," said Hubbard.

And despite the puddles, some had "happy" written all over them. "It's been fun! Ha ha," said Rachel Ables.


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