Despite the rain, the fireworks show went on

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) -The rain did not ruin the 4th of July festivities in Louisville.

On Saturday night, many people spent their 4th of July, listening to music and watching the fireworks at Waterfront Park for the 2009 Waterfront Independence Festival.

On Saturday night, some changes were made because of the rain. Event Manager, Ashley Cox, said the vendors were moved under Interstate 64 to accomodate the customers. There were more than 20 arts and merchandise vendors for people to see. Also Saturday evening, several bands were featured, including 'The Ohio Players', 'Greyboy Allstar', and 'Lyrics Born'. People danced infront of the stage, despite the raindrops.

Sean Didion enjoyed the event with his family by his side. He made a pit stop in Louisville. He is moving to Georgia and thought Louisville would be a great place to stop to watch the fireworks. "We can't live without fireworks on the 4th of July, so we hoped the rain was going to stop," Didion said.

The rain did stop for some time. Seleila Booker arrived at the Waterfront about 5p.m. She had her poncho with her. Even though it wasn't raining too bad, she placed her lawnchair underneath I-64 in order to block the rain. "Its been raining, yeah, then it stopped. Then it started again, then it stopped," Booker.

Many people brought their umbrellas or ponchos because of the rain. Others decided they didn't need anything. Matthew Nelson bought .88 cent ponchos, just in case. "I promised my daughters I'd let them see the fireworks, you know. I'd figured we'd just show up and see what happens. We went to Walmart and bought some ponchos and come out", Nelson said.

On Friday night about 55,000 people attended the Waterfront Independence Festival.