Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Downtown Tulsa Tea Party Huge Success



Reasonable estimates for the event place the peak attendance at between 750 to 1000. It's always hard to pin a number of total attendance because you don't know how many came and went, but it's safe to say that the event dwarfed the inaugural Tulsa Tea Party that was held months back.

It will be interesting to how many show up at the Veteran's Park event from 5 PM to 7 PM, given that a lot of people said they were attending both. Throw in some of the estimated 1500 people at the LaFortune Park Tea Party and the Veteran's Park event could end up in the same range.

Provided are a few photos Cheryl and I took from today's event plus an aerial shot provided by KOTV. The top-left photo is Fox Radio's John Gibson whipping up the crowd. Of course, the upper-right photo is yours truly whipping up the crowd. There was a lot of crowd whipping going on at the Civic Center Plaza today.

6 comments:

pwallace said...

I was at the tea party and thought it was great. I was glad that there were no currently serving politicians speaking. I saw at least one in the crowd but I think having someone speak would have appeared to partisan. For a whhile I think planners need to go out of their way to appear non-partisan.

The Archivist said...

Good to see you at the event, Chris. I've posted several pictures over at http://tulsateaparty.blogspot.com , including a couple of your mug.

MuskogeePolitico said...

Looks like a great crowd. We had 250 in Muskogee (coming from all over; McAlester, Lake Eufaula, and even the Fort Smith area).

Todd Autry said...

I wasn't able to make the tea party, looks like I missed a good time!

Kidney Bean a.k.a. Erin said...

It was great to see you out there. Keep us informed as to where you will be speaking if open to the public.

Ultra Okie said...

Yeah, great tea party's in Tulsa, and around the Country; now what? We have the momentum lets not stop. Great opportunity for tea party's on July 4th don't you think?