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CRESTED BUTTE, Colo. >> More than 1,000 people flown in to the small Colorado resort town of Crested Butte for the filming of Anheuser-Busch’s Bud Light commercial are having problems leaving the party.

The beer giant paid $500,000 to paint several blocks of a central street blue and otherwise temporarily revamp the town into fictional Whatever, USA, for its “Up for Whatever” campaign. The company says the travel delays Sunday stemmed from a large number of people trying to depart the Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport after the two-day event.

Nick Kelly, a Bud Light spokesman, says the company has a “process in place” to have all visitors return “safely and smoothly” to locations nationwide.

Some participants complained about the delay on social media. An after-hours message left with airport administrators hasn’t immediately been returned.

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