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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:26 AM

25,000 Red Rocks RR Tickets Given Out

It only holds 10,000!

Some folks walked 4 miles to get turned away!

You always give out more tix to these type of gatherings... but 15,000 seems a bit ridiculous!

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Reply 25,000 Red Rocks RR Tickets Given Out (Original post)
otohara Oct 2012 OP
DURHAM D Oct 2012 #1
progressivebydesign Oct 2012 #5
otohara Oct 2012 #11
truthN08 Oct 2012 #8
Politicalboi Oct 2012 #2
progressivebydesign Oct 2012 #4
blondie58 Oct 2012 #13
JimDandy Oct 2012 #30
otohara Oct 2012 #12
bushisanidiot Oct 2012 #34
otohara Oct 2012 #36
progressivebydesign Oct 2012 #3
octoberlib Oct 2012 #10
otohara Oct 2012 #15
Cha Oct 2012 #17
octoberlib Oct 2012 #6
SunSeeker Oct 2012 #22
octoberlib Oct 2012 #26
patrice Oct 2012 #7
meadowlark5 Oct 2012 #9
Floyd_Gondolli Oct 2012 #14
patrice Oct 2012 #21
Floyd_Gondolli Oct 2012 #24
patrice Oct 2012 #25
Floyd_Gondolli Oct 2012 #27
patrice Oct 2012 #28
patrice Oct 2012 #23
octoberlib Oct 2012 #16
Mrloserpunk Oct 2012 #18
progressivebydesign Oct 2012 #33
bushisanidiot Oct 2012 #35
SunSeeker Oct 2012 #19
otohara Oct 2012 #29
SunSeeker Oct 2012 #31
Samjm Oct 2012 #20
progressivebydesign Oct 2012 #32
OldHippieChick Oct 2012 #37

Response to otohara (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:27 AM

1. source?

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:29 AM

5. free republic, no doubt. lol nt

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Response to progressivebydesign (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:39 AM

11. Local Denver NBC News Station

just saw it on my tee-vee!

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:32 AM

8. They are talking about this

I guess. http://www.kunc.org/post/storify-raucus-red-rocks-rally-romney-ryan

I don't buy it. Apparently it was reported on social media that 25k people showed up. So that means they lied in my book.

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:27 AM

2. Are there pictures?

I don't believe Rmoney could get 10,000 people let alone more.

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Response to Politicalboi (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:29 AM

4. there's absolutely no way Romney could draw that.. his biggest crowd has been like 6k.

and where the fuck is red rock?

Why do I bother to respond to stupid ass posts like that OP???

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Response to progressivebydesign (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:42 AM

13. do you.remember the famous U2 video under a red sky?

That is the beautiful venue they're talking about.

I am upset, this beautiful country desecrated by that lying President wanna be.

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Response to progressivebydesign (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:18 AM

30. The Red Rocks amphitheater is in Morrison, Colorado

an outlying suburb of Denver. The amphitheater only holds 10,000 people. The Romney team apparently couldn't give enough tickets away free through their CO offices where they screen people for supporters, but when they put out a press announcement that free tickets would be available at the door, throngs of people showed up trying to get in for the free Kid Rock concert. Thousands were turned away. In the news clip of the event, I saw people walking out as Romney was speaking. Yeah he was the real draw alright.

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Response to Politicalboi (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:41 AM

12. They Did - Photo

and then some

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Response to otohara (Reply #12)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:36 PM

34. That was a very expensive photo op.

I have no doubt in my mind that the red rock "rally" was staged.
Romney has never drawn crowds like that.. even when he has
bussed in supporters for the cameras.

my guess is that not only were those people given free tickets to the concert,
but they were also paid money to show up.

romney's approval numbers are no where near President Obama's
and that is why there is a stark difference in the sizes of their rallies
and the enthusiasm of their supporters. Romney's crowds are mostly
white mormons, and Obama's crowds are people of all religions, all
enthnicities and all walks of life. THAT is the difference.

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Response to bushisanidiot (Reply #34)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:44 PM

36. There's Many A Mormon's in CO

and yes they are all white. I don't know why you'd think it was staged? He has supporters here - even my low info doctor who voted for Obama last time is now a Romney guy.

It's close here and we also have a SOS who had done everything in his power to disenfranchise Democrats. Even today coming out with a list of 300 illegal voters. Last week, it was 14 - none who ever voted, and now it's jumped to 300???

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:27 AM

3. what are you talking about? Romney drawing 25k people??

Seriously.. what are you talking about???

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Response to progressivebydesign (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:38 AM

10. It's a concert venue about 15 miles from Denver

U2 recorded an album there. People probably came out to see Kid Rock not Romney,

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Response to progressivebydesign (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:43 AM

15. No They Gave Out More Tickets Than RR's Holds

by 15,000!

Seems excessive to me - and the news said many were turned away due to too many tix being given out

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Response to otohara (Reply #15)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:55 AM

17. So will that piss them off enough to vote

for Obama?

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:31 AM

6. I found this in the Denver Post

....SNIP.. Roughly 10,000 people packed into the concert venue west of Denver, with thousands more turned away at the door. Traffic leading into Red Rocks gridlocked in the hours before the event. The lines to go through security and enter the venue wound through the parking lots.
It was the Romney campaign's biggest rally in Colorado by far, and the campaign pulled out the stops for it......
Supporters in the audience clacked together Thundersticks, creating a sound akin to a stampede. Musicians Kid Rock and Rodney Atkins warmed up the crowd. Colorado Rockies legend Todd Helton showed up to give his endorsement. And New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, a rising star in the Republican Party, also was on the bill, telling the crowd: "There's a guy backstage who has the answers to the problems we face." ....... Kid Rock was there. That's why.

Read more: GOP nominees pack Red Rocks Amphitheatre to capacity - The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/nationalpolitics/ci_21839256/romney-ryan-rally-at-red-rocks#ixzz2ABhHUrOX
Read The Denver Post's Terms of Use of its content: http://www.denverpost.com/termsofuse

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Response to octoberlib (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:18 AM

22. My favorite reader comment:

"It's really a shame to have these fascist scumbags contaminate Red Rocks. Romney and Ryan stand for everything that is base, false, and unclean. They represent an insatiable greed for ever more wealth that allows them to justify stealing from the poor, the elderly, and the disabled in order to line the pockets of the very rich. Given the chance, they will drag this nation into a moral cesspool. Hopefully, America will be spared from the filthy depths of their depravity."


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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #22)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:29 AM

26. +1 n/t

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:31 AM

7. he! he! I'd bet good money they won't all be supporters.

It's Red Rocks, after all, anyone everyone goes to Red Rocks simply because it is Red Rocks.

There will be many cannabis activists there.

I look forward to hearing more about this.

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:37 AM

9. It's not hard to believe, really

Red Rocks is a great venue, beautiful. There was a free concert (Kid Rock, Rodney Atkins whoever he is) the weather was beautiful here today. Colorado has plenty of conservatives and the Highlands Ranch area would be absolutely in the tank for Romney no matter what. He hasn't been here in the Denver area all that much, sticking to friendly, conservative places like Colorado Springs and the western slope. So I could see him getting that many for a fancy schmancy event like that

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:43 AM

14. Vile people soiling that venue

 

I hope it's given a good scrubbing after all those filthy people were done with it.

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Response to Floyd_Gondolli (Reply #14)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:11 AM

21. uh . . . . , nevermind

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Response to patrice (Reply #21)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:21 AM

24. Sorry I get a bit carried away sometimes

 

That being said it disturbs me to see places that are special to me exploited for GOP political gain. What's next, a rally atop Long's Peak at Rocky Mountain National Park?

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Response to Floyd_Gondolli (Reply #24)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:27 AM

25. I love Red Rocks too. Fond memories. But if I know that area, the Party Party is gathering.

Sorry about chiding you. Thanks for being reasonable. I understand. Have to admit that I'm a little jealous of this too.


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Response to patrice (Reply #25)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:30 AM

27. Thank you for chiding me

 

I need to reign it in anyway. Its been a long campaign for all of us. Thankfully victory is in sight!

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Response to Floyd_Gondolli (Reply #27)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:34 AM

28. I'm real tired too. Lots of canvassing in the next 2 weeks yet. & Freaking Dems are sooooooooooooooo

moderate in this part of the country there will be no real party after all of the work is done.

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Response to Floyd_Gondolli (Reply #14)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:20 AM

23. Know what? I changed my mind, so MIND afterall. That was a decidedly vile thing to say.

What's wrong with you talking about 10+K people like that?

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:00 AM

18. On purpose

Certainly they sold three times as many tickets on purpose. What a nice pr boost and a way to keep the "Romney has momentum" meme in the press. Honestly, smart play. Lame candidates and music though. Obama needs to hit back with a major venue.

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Response to Mrloserpunk (Reply #18)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:28 PM

33. didn't sell.. gave them away on social media. Really stupid idea on their part.

Those are not necessarily romney fans... they are free concert fans.

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Response to Mrloserpunk (Reply #18)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:39 PM

35. Not only did they not sell tickets, but i would guess Romney actually PAID folks to show up

romney is all smoke and mirrors.
he busses in supporters (mostly area mormons who are doing their duty to their church)
and he sets up fake photo ops.

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:09 AM

19. LOL. They came for a free Kid Rock concert at beautiful Red Rocks, not to see Romney.

The venue is only packed while musicians are on stage. No way would those people have shown up if only Romney was speaking. BTW, Romney pissed off a lot of people by putting out too many tickets. Driving 4 hours only to get turned away does not endear a voter to a candidate.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #19)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:47 AM

29. Denial

Kid Rock isn't that cool and it wasn't a full blown concert. Kid on acoustic guitar. Red Rocks is lovely, but it's not the easiest place to visit - the parking lots suck, and there's a long long walk up...I've had to stop many a time to catch my breath during my years of going to many, many concerts.

Let's not fool ourselves - Colorado is typically a red state. Obama hate runs deep here and we have a Secretary of State determined to disenfranchise Demorcats. Rachel Maddow touched on it tonight and it was reported a few hours ago, Gessler has found 300 illegal voters. Last week it was 14, this week 300????

People shoot bullets at Obama offices in CO, paint swastikas on Obama campaign windows.

Many here have turned on the President - it's gotten fugly.



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Response to otohara (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:11 AM

20. Obama will be here tomorrow

At City Park right in the middle of Denver. It's a HUGE park. I hope there are at least double the people there (my kids and I will make at least 3 LOL).

Red Rocks is an interesting choice for RR. Built by a gov't stimulus:

"Red Rocks was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), a Depression-era public work relief program under President Franklin D. Roosevelt's "New Deal" that put unemployed men, ages 17-23, to work. Over a nine year span, the CCC employed 2.5 million young men which provided them with shelter, clothing, food and a small wage.

At the base of the famous shirtless "CCC Worker" statue at the venue a sign reads:

Erected in 2004 by Chapter 7, NACCCA, in cooperation with the City and County of Denver. Dedicated in honor of the 3 million workers who served in the Civilian Conservation Corps from 1933 to 1942 and to those members of Co 1848, SP 13-C at Morrison, Colorado who were the builders of this Red Rocks Amphitheatre from 1936 to 1941."


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/23/romney-rally-at-red-rocks_n_2005621.html

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:27 PM

32. Okay. it was a FREE concert by Kid Rock and Rodney Atkins. That makes sense...

I thought at first it was a Romney rally.. I mean ONLY ROmney.

Now that I read the story, they could NOT give away enough tickets, then just opened it up to social media that there was a free Kid Rock and Atkins concert in the park... That is why everyone showed up. They gave up the original idea of trying to have it be a political event, because people weren't interested.

I think the media would be dishonest in saying that this was a Romney crowd. This was a free concert crowd... and there was no effort, after the original plans to make it a Romney thing, to make sure it was his supporters. I'm sure that the majority of people when to the bathroom when Romney came onstage.

And giving away free tickets online that oversold the place, was incredibly dumb. Wow... Another social media fail by the romney camp.

Oh and GOSH.. ANOTHER big Romney event within 8 hours of driving time from UTAH!!! LOL. They're so obvious.

Kid Rock.. gross.

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:56 PM

37. If it had just been rMoney

Only 5-6,000 would have showed. Had a couple of friends thinking about going to hear Atkins (big country fans) but knew it might be a problem. There aren't enough parking spots to accommodate more than 10,000 and even once you park, you have a long climb. These were concert-goers, not R supporters.

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