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Thousands Head To Broad Street For PIFA Celebration

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - The PIFA street festival that filled Broad Street with people and performers all day saved the best for last. An aerial ballet of dancers and artists hung 150 feet above the ground, displaying a choreographed show that stunned thousands who watched from below.

“Turned out to be something I will never forget,” said Varitt Falstick.

But the finale was by no means the only show of the day.

From the Fly School Circus Arts rolling out an aerial trapeze display to the woman on stilts dressed in a costume of vines, everything was a performance.

The balloon storyteller even took a minute from his story to make Eyewitness News part of the act, launching a balloon at the camera.

More than a 100,00 people came out on a beautiful day to sample the arts or dabble in crafts, many just relaxing on the grass in the middle of the road.

“It’s great,” smiled Omar Rosa.

For this one day, the theaters and performance halls along broad street became unnecessary. The show was outside on the street. And the crowd loved it.

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Reported by Oren Liebermann, CBS 3

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