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Sep 2, 2011 11:18 PM by Shawn Kline

Shrimp and Petroleum Fest. weathers storm

Rain, Rain and even more rain.

That's what you'll find at the Shrimp and Petroleum Festival this weekend but it's not stopping some people from having a good time.

One festival goer says he's been there since 5 in the morning, "once you start partying, everybody will be here with rain coats and it'll be boogie time!"

The festival still has the green light to go this weekend despite the weather but its giving a new meaning to dancing in the rain and the band stand.
It also means half as many people are going to come out this weekend. It's something both the festival and vendors are prepared for.

"Everythings on schedule." Festival board member Rodney Grow says, "we've got a sprinkle and a little wind but it's cool. It's better than being hot at this point."

Grow was hoping for some sunshine but says it's not the first and it won't be the last time the festival sees any rain but for the vendors, many of them local non-profits, the rain can have them in for a rough weekend.

"Weather is always a factor, this weather is a big factor." One vendor says, "Now, it looks like a ghost town."

Ghost town or not, it only takes two to party on the dance floor.


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