Muny And Zoo Crowds Enjoy Break In Heat Wave

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MIDTOWN ST. LOUIS, MO. (KTVI) - After 10 straight days of 100 plus temperatures many were rejoicing about the cooler weather.  You might even say they were ready to sing and dance about it in Forest Park.  It's seldom we talk about 90 degrees being cool and comfortable, but that's how many felt out as  they ventured to one of the most popular summer destinations in St. Louis, Forest Park.

And no one was happier than the folks at the Muny.

In fact several hours before showtime, some were already lined up for the Muny's free tickets and ready to enjoy the first Muny show in days that didn't include oppressive heat.

The summer long outdoor concerts are always at the mercy of the Mother Nature, so the Muny is calling the break in the heat wave a breath of fresh hair and expect it will make a huge difference for the audience tonight.

Crowds were also out at the zoo today.

A normal Saturday at the zoo attendance would be around 25,000, this past Saturday it was at about 11,000.

Monday's drop in temperatures also meant zoo visitors had a better chance of seeing the animals.  Many had been retreating into their air conditioned indoor spaces during the heat wave.