2,500? Madison Police Can't CountSubmitted by TenoG on Fri, 03/30/2012 - 00:40
The UW website says the venue sits 2,700 and can handle 5,000 for events such as concerts. We had early-entry tickets, got there nearly an hour early, and were not able to sit. There were people overhead on the roof. People behind the seating area and on both sides as far as the eye could see. People between buildings that were out of sight. There were at least as many people standing as sitting, putting the crowd easily at 5,000.
If they are that incompetent, I hope I never need a Madison cop.
UW security tried to confiscate my sign. They said it had wire handles and was dangerous. I had the wire covered with styrofoam! The Commie Keystone Kops realized they weren't going to get my sign as easily as they thought and relented somewhat, letting me keep it as long as I didn't hold it high (which I honored until near the end of the rally).
I mentioned to the Commies that I had brought the sign to Ron Paul rallies in Chicago, Minneapolis, and Dubuque (IA) without complaint. They said they weren't part of the Ron Paul gang, they were with the university. I told them bluntly that their Communist university security was more stupid than all the others.
He replied, "I can see you are passionate about that sign, and you have tried to make it safe with the foam, but it is highly visible [yeah, doofus, that's the point!] ..." then he made the deal to let me keep it, partially hidden.