And the rain came to FloydFest
After two mostly sunny and dry days at FloydFest 12, the rain moved in overnight Friday and brought wet conditions to the annual music event on Saturday. Heavy morning rains are expected to give way to scattered showers and a lingering threat of thunderstorms Saturday night and into Sunday.
Sellout conditions, large crowds and a shortage of buses and drivers have created complaints from some festival goers along with Facebook posts that highlight long lines and waits to get from parking lots to the site but the Floyd County school system kicked in both buses and drivers by Friday afternoon to help with the backups.
Still, large and enthusiastic crowds have greeted bands on all stages at the event. On the nearby Blue Ridge Parkway, rangers are vigorously enforcing an event-specific 25 miles-per-hour speed limit and signed warning those attending to not use the sides or roads or the Parkway overlooks for festival parking abound.
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