Huge crowds swarm Summerfest

CREATED Jun 30, 2013 - UPDATED: Jul 1, 2013

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MILWAUKEE -- People attending Summerfest Saturday night dealt with long lines to get in and large crowds at the festival.

Witnesses said people who were impatient from waiting in line for several hours eventually tried to push through the gates.

No injuries or damage were reported.

Late Saturday Summerfest released a statement saying, "In an effort to safely accommodate the customers, MPD and Summerfest temporarily opened the Mid Gate and allowed patrons in to Summerfest to alleviate some of the congestion for approximately 15 minutes. Immediately after, Summerfest returned to standard ticket selling operations at that location."

Summerfest organizers advise purchasing tickets before heading to the festival grounds to avoid long lines at the box office.