Organizers had hoped for an attendance of 30,000, higher than the estimated 20,000 at the first Reason Rally in 2012 — when crowds contended with pouring rain. They estimated by mid-afternoon that 15,000 to 20,000 were in attendance on a warm, sunny day. But observers said the numbers seemed strikingly smaller in number than the previous year.
And I’ll bet the 15,000-20,000 number is a significant overestimate by the organizers.
So they threw another rally to flex their muscles and it turns out that the second rally was probably about half the size of the first rally. Maybe if they hold a third one in 2020, they can brag about the hundreds of atheists that showed up in some hotel conference room.
I guess it’s now time to figure out why the rally was a bust flop.