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  1. Holy Diver

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    Unreal....

    http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/news/1211169310143230.xml&coll=7
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    Tens of thousands jammed Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Portland on Sunday to watch Sen. Barack Obama wrap up a busy weekend in Oregon and a historic campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.

    The Portland Fire Bureau estimated the crowd at 72,000. About 60,000 squeezed inside the gates, and 12,000 watched from outside.

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    I've gotta admit, this guy seems to bring 'em out. Can John McCain rally this many people on a Monday afternoon, to hear him speak?

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com//gadgets/slideshows/167/webpix//slide_167_2.jpeg

    I'm a young guy....but in my 30 something years on this planet....I have never seen this kind of momentum.

    I'm sure you peeps will et me know that Reagan had an 80,000 person rally....or Nixon...etc. But like I said...in MY time, this seems like a groundswell, and it keeps getting bigger.
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    37,000 people show up at the same place 81 times a year, others pay enourmous sums, just be one of them. Does this mean that we should all vote for Francona?
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    not a bad idea......TITO '08
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    I went to a Van Halen concert at old JFK stadium, there were over 100k in attendance. Should of vote for Sammy Hagar I guess:rocker:
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    was not aware that Hagar or Francona were running for office.. pretty stupid analogy, does not make much sense in the context of this article. But then...
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    Par for the course....
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    Alright, how bout this analogy, Luis Farakhan got about 600,000 to scam stolen plane tickets to attend his 1 million man march (Obama was there, too). Should we elect this racist pig?
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    I do not understand the context of your answers, except for more race baiting, you make little sense responding this way.. but what do you expect..

    How does it go, I like your message board, but do not like its moderators...
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    I think we have gotten off track. shocker.

    Van Halen, Tito Francona and Farrakhan were not running for president. Of those three...I'd back Tito though.
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    That only works when you compare it to the Eagles and Heart at Yale Bowl in '80. (110,000). That means the Eagles win over VH.
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    How about woodstock, half a million strong.. the winner is......
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    JIMI HENDRIX!
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    not really a fair comparason, Woodstock had a number of different bands.

    maybe this is a good question. What was the largest crowd to ever hear a person speak?

    I'm on it....
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    What was the biggest Dio crowd?
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    In 1969 the funeral of C. N. Annadurai, a former Chief Minister of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, was attended by an estimated crowd of 15 million people.


    15 MILL

    for one person.
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    Depends on if you are talking about Earth concerts, Middle Earth concerts or the shows we did at the gates of Hades.

    Hades...biggest show by far if you count lost souls.
    Middle Earth....Biggest from a Merch standpoint, those peeps love t-shirts and ronnie james headbands.
    Earth has been kinda tame by those standards...but I'd say Brazil.
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    OK in the US would have to guess the civil rights rallies of the 60's when MLK was the speaker... it was estimated between 250K and 500K, depends who was counting the DC folks who hated him or the press..

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