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Posted on 04/15/2009 3:08:47 PM PDT by kristinn
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Madison WI 8000+
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Sweet! Home of some of my ancestors. Thank you for Tea-Partying.
A participant at the Wilmington, DE, party said her husband was at the Philadelphia one and estimated only 200. :-(
Sad to hear that from the birthplace of the Republic.
I don’t know if this was posted yet, but Madison, Wisconsin had between 5000 and 6000 people.
Lincolnton, NC - 250-300
Tucson, AZ, 2000+
(leftist paper reported that number — surprisingly seems accurate -— and I would concur, based on visual scan)
I’m guesstimating, because we only got to stay for about 45 minutes, but I think there was at least 200 or so in my town,
Allen, TX!! WoooooooT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :*)
Washington DC 2000-3000.
Heavy rain, so probably a lower than expected turnout.
There were four or five plus TEA Parties around the northwest Ohio area, but don’t know where to get numbers.
(couldn’t go, had to work to pay taxes-—I think ‘til August now)
Great Job....Beautifully done...Brought a tear to my eye.
Sarasota - 1,000
Wouldn’t surprise me if you’re right on that total estimate... The cool thing is — that’s just those who KNEW about it, and were able to SHOW! I KNOW there are tons out there that like me either didn’t know, or were unable to attend due to various reasons (work, illness, etc...).
This is HUGE (and serious, not “series”! LOL). If the politicians weren’t worried before, they should be now... I love it that the media is freaking out not knowing how to spin this... GREAT JOB EVERYONE!!! God bless America!!!
Sarasota estimate above 2000 now and that number is from the very liberal and non-reporting Herald Tribune.
Ogden actually had a nice little “tea party”, or rally in front of the old municipal bldg. (if you’ve ever been to Ogden, you’ll know what I mean.) It was pretty well attended, even in spite of the weather! They had some extra signs for people who didn’t have any. We got a number of people honking at us and waving!
I think it was one of the smaller, less well known events in the Wasatch Front area. This one was organized by the Libertarian Party, but people of all political affiliations were invited!
Endicott NY, very small town, had about 300 people outside the Post Office with signs,costumes,and various speakers from the crowd. No news people that I observed, just people in the crowd taking pictures and videos. At the end of the rally, we all walked to the river to throw our tea bags in the river. It was only about 2 hours long and it was well worth the time!
Reston, VA — I estimate about 500 or so.
Seal Beach California, I would say 1500.
Springfield, MO. Hard to guess since there was a block long line of sign holders along the road, and a mass by a speaker. I would estimate between 1200-2000 people.
They said about 2,200 here in Vegas.
Seemed like that amount.
Louisville, Ky. We estimated 1500 to (possibly 2000).
Initial news reports put it at several hundred, but I was told the Courier gave it 1,000. Considering what a lib rag it is, our count seems more likely.
Great crowd. Great signs. Almost no ugliness from passing motorists.
One very big kook with an “Impeach Bush” sign. Which everyone thought was great because it was great advertisement for what dimwits these people are.
Also, we later attended Elizabethtown and count was at least 400. Great turnout for such a little town.
Estimate ~2,500 at Ventura, CA, Government Center.
Going through the thread and adding the lower estimates and rounding down, I get 159,200, up to my Peoria post.
I did not include any corrections, and I didn’t check for double posts of the same site—I only caught San Antonio being posted a couple of times.
Josey Lane & George Bush Tollway.
I was there.
I would say 300 in attendance.
Wow, only 1000? The pictures I saw looked like there were at least 5-6000.
Napa, CA. We had about 50 or so at 2 pm. But it is scheduled from 8 am to 9 pm, and attendence is expected to go up in the evening. (Most gotta work for a living!) So I’ll put the number at around 450,000.
Richmond, VA — I am guessing 5,000
Oh yeah? They’ve got a pretty disgusting column by Paul Begala:
# Story Highlights
# Paul Begala: April 15 is one day most Americans sacrifice for government
# Begala says paying taxes to support worthy government services is patriotic
# “Tea parties” are being pushed by GOP supporters who lost election, Begala says
# He says President Obama and Congress have cut taxes for most
Dallas, Texas - man, I don’t know how to estimate crowds.
It was big.
It is a guess, but I would say 2,500?
Also, when the crowd recited the Pledge of Alleigence, all the Dallas Police stood at attention and recited it with the crowd. Gotta luv Texas.
About 1,000, and I was in the middle of it.
If I can get these cell phone pictures transfered, I got some cool shots!
My third today.
I would say 600.
If the weather had been better, I think we could have a least doubled turnout. Beautiful setting...just a bit nippy and damp. We can do it again. My sense, it was a subdued crowd...but they were ready to get rowdy if need be. However, I would tell the organizer.... I did not come to be told to call my congress critter about this and about that....I want them GONE. Time to clean house, and the Senate too.
Oklahoma City, OK - capitol police estimated between 4,000 and 5,000.
A friend who drove by the Fort Smith, AR gathering estimated 300.
And to stay on thread, I’ll go with your friends 600.
A few hundred in Everett, WA - but things have moved to City Hall now (5:30 PM - 7PM Pacific).
Just back from Indianapolis. Another poster said 1,000 but lots more there than that. The organizer and one of the speakers said 10,000. Pajamas Media is reporting 8,000. Local news WRTV says ‘over 2,000’ - WTHR says ‘thousands’. Fox News said ‘over 5,000’.
So exact numbers are anybody’s guess but having been there I’d say it was at least 5,000.
Around 3,500 in Salem, Oregon at 12:30.
800 - 1000.
My guess was around 1000 or so. Good crowd, and very enthusiastic. It was a great experience. I was impressed by the number of people that were like-minded!
It was a great day and so energized.
Fort Worth, Texas: over 5500. Lagrave Field seats 5100 and there had to be at least 300-400 people standing!
We drove to the Tea Party in Paducah, KY. A police officer right behind me said 2000 to someone who asked him. On stage they said they had well over 1500 signatures on their “scrolls”, and that was before quite a few people, including myself, got up front to sign one. Not bad for a town of 26,307 (2000 Census). The local talk radio show did promote it pretty heavily, and the local Congressman (Ed Whitfield) spoke. He took those scrolls back to DC with him. :-)
South Tulsa Tea Party—3000
There were two other tea parties in Tulsa...don’t know those numbers though.
Wowza! 3000+ in Lakeland, Fl...at noon!
I just came back from Hillsborough and I would guess the number to be over 500.
I would add, as others have noted, that the Paducah Police Dept. didn’t even really need to show up, as the crowd was perfectly behaved. But I suppose there’s always the “precautionary” aspect to consider, such as if contrary
troublemakers showed up. (None did.)
Shoot, I don’t even think I saw one piece of litter.