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BayFest Not Scared of a Little Rain
MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) Despite a tropical system threatening a soggy weekend, BayFest organizers say ticket sales are stronger than last year and the show will go on.
"We suggest everyone bring some rain gear because the show is still going to go on," BayFest president Bobby Bostwick told Local 15.
In its 19-year run, Bostwick said the music festival has faced everything from rain to hurricanes.
"I think the storm was Opal, but it was a true hurricane," Bostwick said.
Bostwick said the Thursday before the festival, the parking lot with the country music stage was flooded with neck-deep water. By the weekend, the floodwaters had drained, the weather turned beautiful, and it was one of the best BayFests they've ever put on.
"Weather is unpredictable," Bostwick said, "As always, we're prepared for anything."
Bostwick said they'll keep a close eye on the forecast, but in the event of lightning or a tornado threat, there would most likely only be a delay rather than complete shutdown. "In our nineteen years, we have never had to shut it down,"
"If we get into a dangerous situation, we're going to suspend. We've had to do that before, not too often, but we may have to stop it thirty minutes to an hour," said Bostwick.