Despite organizers predicting record crowds for this year's Stagecoach Country Music Festival, many concertgoers seemed satisfied with the festival.
"It's been very organized and very clean," said Melissa Rodriguez of Corona. "The port-a-potties have been very clean."
Rodriguez and friend Tami Buitron, of Ranco Cucamonga, were looking forward to seeing Toby Keith on Sunday night.
But the music wasn't the only attraction for the friends.
"The SoapNet part was the most exciting thing," Rodriguez said.
She met cast members from soap opera "One Life to Live."
They're planning to attend again next year and camp in an RV so they won't have to leave the headlining sets early to beat traffic.
Daniel Olds and Robin Belden of Joshua Tree are Stagecoach veterans. They've been to each one since the inaugural year in 2007.
They liked that there was more access to the Mane Stage, which was moved to a back corner of the field. Four additional video screens to the two flanking the stage were put up in the crowd so fans who were in the back could see.
Olds planned to see Keith tonight.
"You gotta see the man with the hat," he said.
The two carried camping chairs into the festival.
"We learned the tricks," he said. "Drink your water and bring your chair."
Will Dunn traveled from the Phoenix, Ariz. area to attend his first Stagecoach.
He was looking forward to seeing Keith and Brooks & Dunn, who are on their farewell tour.
"It's something you ought to see," he said about the duo's set.
He sought some respite from the heat in the American Spirit cigarette lounge, which was air-conditioned.
"Everyone here is happy. It's a very festive environment," he said.
He gave the organization of the festival high marks.
"It's a first-class event," Dunn said.