Cat Video Festival Draws 13,000 to St. Paul Baseball Stadium
ST. PAUL (AP) - An annual festival for cat videos has drawn thousands of feline fanatics to a St. Paul baseball stadium.
St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman said 13,000 people were at CHS Field on Wednesday night for the fourth year of the Internet Cat Video Festival. Coleman threw out a ceremonial ball of yarn to mark the opening of the festival.
Videos played on the stadium's large scoreboard as people watched from the stands and blankets in the outfield. Selections included clips of a cat startling a bear and a scene from "Jurassic Park" edited to include giant cats.
The festival was held in previous years at the Walker Art Center and the Minnesota State Fair.