posted on Nov, 4 2012 @ 04:05 AM
Some of you people are ridiculous. I was at that rally (I'm sure to some of you that will immediately make me a liar) and it is VERY possible the
crowd was 18,000. First of all the BMO Harris Pavilion itself was indeed packed with people standing in the aisles and people crowding the back
section with way more people than "technically" belong in those rows. Behind the actual pavilion, they set up more bleachers on both sides. The
capacity of the Marcus Amphitheatre and other stages on the grounds is actually admittedly irrelevant, as those were not open and the Amphitheatre
itself was used for security purposes. BUT maybe if anyone took a moment to familiarize themselves with the Summerfest grounds, you'd understand.
I'm trying to find an aerial map to illustrate my point, but none of the maps I'm finding are new enough to include the BMO Harris Pavilion. I'll
give it a shot anyway, as I'm familiar with the area. In the end, what does it matter if you believe me? I was there, I saw it, and you most likely
did not. You probably didn't walk the 2 miles from the Summerfest grounds to the end of the line, and I mean it was 2 miles long, long after they had
started letting people in. People in the part labelled as the overflow area were packed like sardines. I know because I left my nice comfortable seat
to try to navigate to the bathroom, which is the building in the upper left. It was nearly impossible, and even closer to impossible to get back to my
I will admit this, this thing that really bothers me. As tight as security is at these events, having to go through metal detectors and everything,
WHY is their no OFFICIAL count? If nothing else, we all had to go through turnstiles. Isn't the purpose of that to count people? But in saying that,
it makes it no less plausible that there truly were ~18,000 people at this event.
I know my reply is late, but it's really irritating when people who know nothing at all about the event or the area it was held in want to speculate
that it's all a fabricated lie. A lot of things in this world are lies, but not everything is. So chill out a little, or at least do better research
about whatever it is you *THINK* you know.