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Thunder goes out with a bang

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LOUISVILE, KY (WAVE) - Thunder Over Louisville 2013 wrapped up on a high note Saturday. Fifty-two tons of fireworks lit up the Kentuckiana sky.

Because of the sequester, this year's show did not feature military aircraft. Many fans did not seem to notice or care.

First time spectator Donsara Bufford said she was excited to see airplanes flying so close overhead. "That scares the crap out of me, but I like it," Bufford said.

Emergency Management and Louisville Metro Police said more than 1,500 law enforcement officials worked the event. KSP, SWAT, and Jefferson County maintained a presence.

LMPD reported that fewer than five arrests were made. An LMPD spokesperson said the arrests were for "minor infractions" including an arrest for outstanding warrants and another for marijuana possession.

Patrons of Thunder Over Louisville ate funnel cakes, gyros, kettle corns. Carnival rides were a hit with kids.

One new aerobatic act fit 12 planes into the airbox between the Clark Memorial Bridge and the Kennedy Bridge.

Nine-year-old Connor Dobson summed the event up by saying, "Thunder is awesome!"

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