Railbird Music Festival sees long lines for water, food and beer


LEXINGTON, Ky. — More than 30,000 people poured into The Grounds at Keeneland on Saturday for the Railbird Music Festival, where they were greeted by live music acts — and lengthy lines for concessions, beer, and most importantly, water.

Patrons were encouraged to bring empty water bottles, but not permitted to bring in any water, and some said they waited 20 to 30 minutes in line to access water stations on a day when temperatures reached 90 degrees.

“With this kind of heat, it’s dangerous,” said Mike Jones, an attendee from Perryville.

Attendees, many of whom were excited about

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