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Rain, cooler weather fails to dampen spirits at the March Madness Music Festival

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Thousands of people ignored the cooler temperatures and spotty rain showers to take part in day two of the March Madness Music Festival at Reunion Park in Downtown Dallas.  

But, many people were surprised by the new rules when they arrived at the gate.  Concert goers were not allowed to bring in purses, bags or backpacks after pyrotechnics were stolen during last night's show.  It was a last-minute change that caught a lot of people off guard, especially those waiting in line as early as 6 O'clock this morning. 

Organizers provided clear plastic bags that could be brought in.  Many people ended up using the bags on their heads, to keep dry. 

But the change in rules didn't dampen spirits.  Country music legend Tim McGraw's performance was so powerful, many people dismissed the cold wind and rain and rolled with the rhythms of the man who has 35 number one country hits. 

"He knew that we were out here struggling and dealing with a little bit of rain but he gave it everything", said concert goer Tracy Smith.  At one point, the sun peeked out, giving people hope the weather would only get better. 

Saturday night's headliner band The Killers had fans running to the stage so they would not miss a minute of the alternative rock group out of Las Vegas.  

No official count from organizers yet, but crowds were estimated at around 16-thousand.  The fireworks were canceled Friday and Saturday night.  They are now planned for Sunday night to help close out the weekend with Bruce Springsteen.   

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