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Siouxland says "forget you" to flooding

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

It's been tough to shake the sorrow of Missouri River flooding from our minds. But Saturday night many were hoping the all-day free concert, "Saturday in the Park," would change their tune.

"If you want to get away from that and just put everything to rest in your mind and your soul just come spend the day here this is it," said Sioux City resident Tim Hendricks.

Saturday in the Park is a 21 year tradition. A rock concert and party that, this year, couldn't have come at a better time. It's free music, plenty of food and 25,000 people ready to forget about flooding for one night.

"I just want to say that everyone in the flood I am very sorry for you," said eight year old Gabe.

He came to the to the concert with his dad and little brother all the way from the Council Bluffs area to forget about flooding in their neck of the woods.

"So far it's working real good yeah!" said Gabe's dad.

It's a similar feeling for Cindi Byrne from Onawa, IA. The flood forced her to move everything out of the basement of her home.

"I took all the things I could and packed them upstairs and I just decided to come out and not worry about it for the weekend," she said.

And that's just what people are doing, letting go of their worries, and their inhibitions.

"Coming up to Grandview Park for a free music festival is about as far away from flooding as you can imagine," said the event's co-founder Dave Bernstein.

It was a chance for Siouxland to say "forget you" to the floods.

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