For comparison, the festival rivaled the Rock the Garden concert, which sold out of its allotted 11,000 tickets, Secrets of the City reports. The site has an photo of the cat crowd.
Here's an interview with the woman behind the festival, which drew international media attention.
The people's choice award, the Golden Kitty, was presented to William Brandon, creator of Henri 2, Paw de Deux, MPR reports. Check it out:
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