Cat lovers invade the Saints' ballpark for annual Cat Video Festival

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Thousands of feline enthusiasts gathered at CHS Field in St. Paul Tuesday night for the annual Cat Video Festival.

The Star Tribune says more than 10,000 people – many donning cat-themed attire – attended Tuesday night's feline festivities, which included a few special guests.

Among them: "The Voice" contestant Kat Perkins, the owner of Cole and Marmalade (videos of the cats have gone viral) and YouTube stars Millicent Phillips and her brother Cabot (remember the zombie apocalypse after the dentist video? Millicent Phillips chose to save her cat over the dog.)

https://twitter.com/lexandthecities/status/763173253846228993

The 2016 version of the hugely popular event was put on by the St. Paul Saints and myTalk 107.1 after the Walker Art Center – which had helmed the Cat Video Festival since its inception in 2012 – said in March it would be shutting down its version of the web-feline celebration.

This year's festival was a little different than years past – organizers let people submit their own videos, or nominate other videos.

While under the Walker’s direction the videos had been curated by Will Braden, the creator of the Henri Le Chat Noir videos and recipient of the festival’s first Golden Kitty (People’s Choice) Award.

Here are some tweets from the festival:

https://twitter.com/mytalk1071/status/763239325018443776

https://twitter.com/katperkinsmusic/status/763217632854016000

https://twitter.com/StarTribune/status/763196296039587841

https://www.facebook.com/catvideofestivalmn/videos/537184269800841/

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