Thousands turn out for 24th annual Peach Drop - CBS46 News

Thousands turn out for 24th annual Peach Drop

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ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) -

New Year's Eve turned into another busy night at Underground Atlanta.

More than 100,000 people showed up for the 24th annual Peach Drop.

With the massive crowds security is always an issue, so extra police officers were brought in and check points were set up at the gates.

Ira and Susan Davis were happy to be greeted by a huge security force.

"Everything is great. Security is here, I never felt ill at ease or intimidated," Ira Davis said.

Kai Candler also welcomed the extra police presence.

"I thought they were just doing their job. Make sure everything is safe. It makes me feel safe," Candler said.

But after problems at previous New Year's Eve celebrations, and the nation's mass shootings that defined much of 2012, some said it wasn't enough.

Beauncius Tucker thought everyone should go through a pat-down.

"They could have checked us and made sure because you never know if someone might carry it on them. It's crazy out here," Tucker said.

Patrick Cruthirds thought there should be metal detectors.

"They should just in case. After the thing in Connecticut, you just never know," Cruthirds said.

But that nervousness didn't keep thousands of people from coming out to say goodbye to 2012 and hello to 2013.

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