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Thousands celebrate Halloween weekend in New Orleans

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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

Tens of thousands of people are in New Orleans to celebrate Halloween, watch the Saints game and enjoy live music.

Halloween revelers were enjoying Bourbon Street Friday, and City Park, where you couldn't ask for better weather, revelers were out enjoying Voodoo Fest.

Organizers are expecting over a 100,000 people to attend this weekend. 

We talked with some fans who traveled from Houston for their first Voodoo Fest. 

"It's pretty awesome. I like all the set up and the surroundings and all the cool stuff that you can do, kind of in the downtime, makes the experience really cool," said Chelsea Howell of Houston. 

The NOPD says there will be an increased police presence across the city this weekend, including more state troopers in and around the French Quarter. 

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