PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Thousands will descend upon the Made In America Festival this Labor Day weekend, but headlining along with Rihanna and Coldplay could be Hermine.
“I’m going on Sunday and I’m really excited. This is my first time,” said Kylie PurcaroREAD MORE: WATCH: New Castle County Police, Neighbor Rescue Elderly Woman Trapped Under SUV
Concert-goers like Kylie say they’re ready for whatever weather is thrown their way. “We’re preparing and a little nervous for the storm, but we have our umbrellas and ponchos ready so hopefully it won’t be too bad,” she said. “You’ve coming rain or shine. Of course. I”m not giving up a chance to miss Coldplay and Chance the Rapper.”
Concessions are preparing for the storm as well, but appear to be a little more worried about the forecast. “We have to shut everything down if it starts raining really hard, otherwise we are ready it it starts raining to cover everything up,” said Luke Becker of Four Boys Concessions.
Friday, crews prepared the festival grounds and were out on the parkway, tying down tents.READ MORE: Joel Embiid Scores 40 But Sixers Blow 24-Point Lead In Loss To Clippers
“Just putting down heavy weights and securing the, down a little extra than we normally do,” Dexter Threadgill, of South Jersey Party Rentals, explained.
All the while, sound checks were taking place at the five stages throughout the Art Museum area. Philly’s Office of Emergency Management is keeping a close eye on the path of Hermine.
“The message to the public is if you’re attending Made in America, please come. You’ll probably see some rain, so bring a rain jacket. Umbrellas are allowed,” said the office’s director, Samantha Phillips.
The office says evacuations can take place if there are any lightning strikes in the area , or if there are wind gusts greater than 50 mph.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Postponing COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate For City Workers Again