The warm 62-degree weather allowed for a major turn out at Palmer Place Fest. With a huge crowd keeping the energy alive for what was considered to be the best fest of the season, according to students.
The fest started at 2 p.m. and came into full swing for festgoers by 5 p.m. Bill Miller, head of security for the night crew at Palmer Place, said there were about 3,000 people at the fest.
“As long as everyone behaves it’s all right,“ Miller said.
Miller said he enjoys the fest and there is typically a good crowd. The fest went strong for six hours.
Valerie Anderson, a sophomore studying biology said she was happy everyone was having fun.
There was very little police patrol around Palmer Place throughout the fest. Two Athens Police Department officers shut the fest down at 8 p.m.
Luis Diaz, a junior studying sports medicine, did not agree with the end of Palmer Fest.
“The cops shut it down way too early,” Diaz said.
Jarod Jones, a sophomore student studying business analytics and MIS, said Palmer Fest was a great experience for students, and he was glad with the turnout.
“I’m happy the spring ends like this,” Jones said.