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Thousands help close out last day of Voodoo Fest

The rich sounds of New Orleans' own "Dirty Bourbon River Show" greeted Voodoo Festival goers. A stage away, more bands help close out the festival's last day.

That variety is what brings Ed Ingraffia and his fiance back, year after year.

"It's very eclectic. You have things for people who are veterans of old things, like jazz fest," Ingraffia explained. "I think there's a lot for the young kids too."

More than 100,000 music fans were expected this year. Organizers added more workers and extra lines after fans complained of a long wait to get into the event on the first day.

In addition to music, the festival also featured food and vendors. The sunny weather also helped.

"The timing of this festival is perfect weather-wise," said Michelle Misuraca, Ingraffia's fiance. "It's the best weather to be outdoors all day."

"It's just beautiful weather," said Elias Haek, another festival-goer from Lafayette."I'm with my buddies so we're having a good time."

This is Voodoo Fest's 16th year. It's become a Halloween staple in the city, an economic driver that gives attendees a taste of New Orleans. 

"Today should be one of the biggest audiences ever," Stephen Rehage, the festival producer. The closing headliner, Foo Fighters performed Sunday. 

Organizers say the festival brings in visitors from all over, like Dave Mucha. 

"I've heard about it for the last ten years, we have friends who we met down here," said Mucha, visiting from Buffalo, New York. "They say if you're going to New Orleans; you gotta go to Voodoo Fest."

For festival veterans, like Ingraffia, it's a tradition that can't be missed. 

"A little older person like me can come and have a great time... and see all the younger kids having a great time too," Ingraffia said.

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