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Tea Party Total Head Count Thread (Post Your Attendance Numbers Here)
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 | Kristinn

Posted on 04/15/2009 3:08:47 PM PDT by kristinn

I'm hoping to be able to ascertain an overall national figure of attendance at the tea parties today by asking Freepers to post their crowd estimates on this thread.

I'm also asking that the thread be kept to just the numbers, no photos, etc., but if you want to link back to photos in your crowd estimate that's fine.

Please give the location and number of participants.

I'll go first:

Melbourne, FL - 1000.


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Thanks in advance!
1 posted on 04/15/2009 3:08:47 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Thanks for starting this, we are really wondering what the numbers will be as well.

Our tea party starts at 5:30 pm PST, so I will post a head count when we return.


2 posted on 04/15/2009 3:10:08 PM PDT by jazminerose
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To: kristinn

Boise, Idaho - 2500


3 posted on 04/15/2009 3:10:17 PM PDT by Domandred (Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.)
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To: Domandred

In the rain and wind, sub 50 degrees btw


4 posted on 04/15/2009 3:10:59 PM PDT by Domandred (Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.)
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To: kristinn

Longview, Texas about 1,000
Tyler, Texas about 1,400

Some photos here:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2229934/posts


5 posted on 04/15/2009 3:11:02 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: kristinn
Morristown, NJ ... 1500 (at 12:30 PM)

ML/NJ

6 posted on 04/15/2009 3:11:55 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: kristinn

Too bad the MSM isn’t in charge of estimating. The numbers would be in the millions already.


7 posted on 04/15/2009 3:13:21 PM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG 49) "Freedom's Fortress")
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To: kristinn

Denver, Co. police say 5-6000, so call it 5500.

I called it 5000, so close enuff.


8 posted on 04/15/2009 3:13:27 PM PDT by dynachrome (Barack Hussein Obama yunikku khinaaziir)
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To: mnehring
About a 1000 in Austin Texas.

Pictures here --> AUSTIN TEA PARTY

9 posted on 04/15/2009 3:14:26 PM PDT by unixfox (The 13th Amendment Abolished Slavery, The 16th Amendment Reinstated It !)
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To: kristinn
Myrtle Beach, SC - 600 - 800

Myrtle Beach Tea Party Photos

10 posted on 04/15/2009 3:16:31 PM PDT by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: kristinn

WSBA 910AM.

3,000 AT HARRISBURG, PA!


11 posted on 04/15/2009 3:16:32 PM PDT by WakeUpAndVote (Fump!)
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To: kristinn

Local radio here in San Antonio estimated the Alamo Plaza crowd at 15,000 . . . . . 45 minutes before the rally officially begins.


12 posted on 04/15/2009 3:17:31 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 (I want President Obama AND his policies to fail.)
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To: unixfox

Durango, Colorado 250-275.


13 posted on 04/15/2009 3:17:41 PM PDT by unkus
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To: kristinn

At least 2000 in Fort Collins Co.


14 posted on 04/15/2009 3:18:05 PM PDT by JoSixChip
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To: kristinn
Huge turn out in San Antonio at the Alamo. News channels are ignoring all the tea parties so numbers are still out - Pics Here
15 posted on 04/15/2009 3:18:29 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (If he wants to come by the bus after the race and get his a$$ whooped, I'll do it. - Dale Jr)
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To: kristinn
Great idea.

While you're at it, please give us an estimate of the number of shop windows that Tea Party attendees smashed with rocks, how many attendees were arrested for disorderly conduct, how many cars were overturned and set on fire, approximately how much tear gas was needed to disperse the crowd, etc.

16 posted on 04/15/2009 3:19:42 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: kristinn
I was there and counted (guestimated) 700. The Stinky Inky reported 200 people with 20 signs.
17 posted on 04/15/2009 3:20:19 PM PDT by PosterPoster
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To: kristinn

Duluth Mn - Paper reports 700. I think more like 1000.

For one thing people were coming and going the whole time. If you counted the people who spent SOME time there I bet it was more like 1200


18 posted on 04/15/2009 3:20:58 PM PDT by DManA
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To: kristinn

Ocala, FL - 1,000


19 posted on 04/15/2009 3:21:25 PM PDT by aphid
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To: kristinn
Mad Tea Party—Madison Wisconsin-—8,000 people according to the Capitol Police
20 posted on 04/15/2009 3:21:53 PM PDT by madinmadtown (It is good to be right.)
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To: kristinn

Local Nashville TN radio host (WLAC), Steve Gill, was at our Tea Party. He said that those who know these things estimated 10,000.


21 posted on 04/15/2009 3:22:17 PM PDT by fullchroma (right-wing radical in pearls and lipstick)
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To: unixfox

I’ve heard other reports that Austin was between 3k and 5k.


22 posted on 04/15/2009 3:22:37 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: kristinn

San Jose CA First Tea Party about 200 from noon-3. There is a second tea party at 5pm.


23 posted on 04/15/2009 3:23:32 PM PDT by Bhoy (TEA PARTY ON!)
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To: kristinn
We just got back from our rally in the state capitol of Washington state (Olympia). We are guessing a couple thousand, maybe three thousand were in attendance. My friend who works at the capitol said they haven't seen a bigger crowd.

State patrol was taking video of the crowd and there was a guy on the capitol roof taking photos of us because we are so dangerous (i.e. Homeland Security Report). It was a beautiful day here and there were people from every walk of life and from both parties. People young and old. Lots of kids. It was great! Let's keep the pressure on!

24 posted on 04/15/2009 3:23:55 PM PDT by Vicki (Washington State where anyone can vote .... illegals, non-residents, dead people, dogs, felons)
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To: kristinn
Kristinn, you'll not get a number from (guessing) 50 percent of those held, unfortunately.

But, to keep this short, I'm betting over 2 million people contributed by the end of the day.

(Just a SWAG by multiplying 2000 sites by an average of over 1000 each. It could be that the average is much greater. I suggest you average all that report, and do the multiplication. ~grin~)

25 posted on 04/15/2009 3:24:34 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: 2nd amendment mama
Myrtle Beach, SC - 600 - 800

correction, the news is saying "thousands".....that's a great thing!!!

26 posted on 04/15/2009 3:24:53 PM PDT by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: kristinn

Moscow Idaho 400+
Small town USA


27 posted on 04/15/2009 3:25:23 PM PDT by Taxbilly
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To: Bhoy

bttt


28 posted on 04/15/2009 3:25:30 PM PDT by Guenevere ("He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain that which he cannot lose")
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To: kristinn

Appleton, Wisconsin is expecting up to 2,000, maybe more. Here in Green Bay we had our rally back in March.


29 posted on 04/15/2009 3:25:56 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("President Obama, your agenda is not new, it's not change, and it's not hope" - Rush Limbaugh 02/28)
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To: kristinn

Flemington NJ Tea Party about 750 in attendance.


30 posted on 04/15/2009 3:26:16 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Markets and Marxists Don't Mix! Let the Revolution Commence!!!)
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To: kristinn; Andyman

Salt Lake City at the Federal Bldg. in the mid 30s and snowing. I originally estimated at least 1000, but I was at the back and to one side. Andyman was more centrally located in the crowd. His estimate is 3000. Given the pictures he took, he’s probably closer than I am.


31 posted on 04/15/2009 3:26:43 PM PDT by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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To: kristinn

bttt


32 posted on 04/15/2009 3:27:01 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (Anarchy IS the strategy of the forces of darkness!)
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To: kristinn

Fantastic! I was so hoping there’d be a clearinghouse of sorts for the various tea parties. I attended one in Eustis FL today and do not have a figure. My guess would be about 400 people. Maybe more. And this is a small town. If I get harder numbers, I’ll re-post them. But I know I can’t rely on the Orlando Sentinel for them! They’d say about three people showed up.


33 posted on 04/15/2009 3:27:27 PM PDT by Laur
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To: kristinn

ps. could you come up with the total number of events, also?


34 posted on 04/15/2009 3:28:24 PM PDT by dynachrome (Barack Hussein Obama yunikku khinaaziir)
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To: kristinn
Salt Lake City Utah - t.v. news reported “100’s & 100’s.” Hopefully someone who was able to attend will report here. Apparently there is another Tea party in the Salt Lake area @ 5 p.m.
35 posted on 04/15/2009 3:28:47 PM PDT by zlala (Victimology: The most money goes to the biggest victim.)
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To: kristinn

Thanks for doing this:)

BTTT!


36 posted on 04/15/2009 3:29:14 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

WOW for NJ!


37 posted on 04/15/2009 3:30:14 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry
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To: kristinn

P.S. Afterward, while leaving, I approached a small group of law enforcement at the scene to thank them for what they do, for what they do everyday for us.

The officer closest to me kept a poker face while slowly turning out the inside flap of his jacket where he’d safety-pined.........a TEA BAG! He and the other officers laughed and said they were with us all the way.


38 posted on 04/15/2009 3:30:19 PM PDT by fullchroma (right-wing radical in pearls and lipstick)
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Hi Kristinn,

Just returned from rally in Carson City, Nevada...radio station reports 2,000. Fun and it kind of turned into a “DUMP REID” rally...lots of chants.


39 posted on 04/15/2009 3:30:43 PM PDT by Cuttnhorse ("Courage is being scared to death-but saddling up anyway" John Wayne)
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To: kristinn

Bellevue, Washington about 1,000


40 posted on 04/15/2009 3:31:19 PM PDT by NorseWood
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To: dynachrome

I was there on the Denver CO capital steps.

Also on the steps about 15 feet away was a guy who seemed familiar. I think, and this is only my impression because I’m not sure, he was the TSA agent who checked me through at DIA a couple months ago.


41 posted on 04/15/2009 3:32:07 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (If Liberals would pay their taxes, there would be no deficit..)
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To: kristinn

The one for Grand Rapids, Mich. just ended. I would put the number at 3000 easy, and that may be an undercount. The turnout was huge, with people coming in the whole time.


42 posted on 04/15/2009 3:33:20 PM PDT by VanDeKoik (Conservatives see untapped potential. Liberals see Tapped-out hopelessness.)
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To: kristinn
I attended Philadelphia's party. I estimated 700 at 1:00p but many people were stopping by for brief periods which suggeste that possibly 1,000 atended. The Stinky Inky (AKA the Bankrupt Philadelphia Inquirer) estimated 200 people with 20 hand drawn signs. The police were in attendance and very cordial with the crowd. One officer commented to me that this was not a crowd they expected any trouble from. He was correct. There were no overturned cars, broken store windows or looters. It was a cold, rainy day in Philly. Actually, a second party is scheduled for Saturday at the Liberty Bell. Fox news also estimated “several hundred”.
43 posted on 04/15/2009 3:33:42 PM PDT by PosterPoster
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Kristinn-—Georgetown, Delaware noon to 2 pm.

200+ people: 47 degrees, rain, windy


44 posted on 04/15/2009 3:33:50 PM PDT by exit82 (The Obama Cabinet: There was more brainpower on Gilligan's Island.)
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To: kristinn

We attended the Baton Rouge Tea Party. The numbers were higher than the planners expected. I’d guess there were two thousand to three thousand folks there with LOTS of great signs.


45 posted on 04/15/2009 3:34:36 PM PDT by Uncle Sham
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To: PosterPoster

The Bulletin will tell the truth.


46 posted on 04/15/2009 3:34:50 PM PDT by curth (Kiss me because I like being kissed when I am being porked!)
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To: kristinn
Suburbs of Seattle, WA:

Renton approx 100 (I was there)
Issaquah reports of 200+

Bellevue starts at 4:30 (I'll be there).

47 posted on 04/15/2009 3:35:23 PM PDT by SW6906 (6 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, horsepower, guns and ammunition.)
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To: kristinn

Paris, Texas reported at 300-400.


48 posted on 04/15/2009 3:35:44 PM PDT by toomanygrasshoppers ("In technical terminology, he's a loon")
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To: kristinn

Providence, RI somewhere north of 2000.


49 posted on 04/15/2009 3:36:11 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: kristinn

Greenville, NC - approx. 200


50 posted on 04/15/2009 3:36:51 PM PDT by Constitution Day (Where is our Lieutenant Robert Maynard?)
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