Saturday, June 28, 2014

SPITBALLING: How HUGE Will Parade Organizers Say This Year's Crowd Was?

online poll by Opinion Stage

Here's your chance to put your psychic powers to the test.

After Sunday's parade concludes, how many people will organizers of the Chicago Pride Parade say attended?

Here are a few infobits to help you.
  • Last year, organizers claimed that one million people attended the parade.
  • It is physically impossible for one million people to fit onto the parade route. (See the math.)
  • Organizers this year began claiming that the parade route is 4 miles long. It's not. It is actually 2.7 miles
  • There may be periods of rain tomorrow.
  • Recent claims of year-over-year crowd growth: 2011 up 77%; 2012 up 13%; 2013 up 18%
Calculate and cast your vote!

19 comments:

  1. Either way, be safe and avoid the stupid.

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  2. Lot of 1 man cars tonight. They let officers take off on this busy weekend for some reason??
    Same one always.

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    1. Stay safe and thank you to those who serve our neighborhood when we need you most.

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    2. Yes same ones that always get off.
      And then same ones on the medical to be off.
      Yes stay safe everyone we need it

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    3. Why would the bosses let any officers take off this weekend?
      How busy and crazy it is and will be ?
      Guess it's on them after all.

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    4. Yes Thank you to the officer who will be here to try and protect us this weekend.
      We need you, we thank you for not taking off :)

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    5. Some are chicken to be here for the Pride melee. And overtime was only approved for the boss' pets...like it is every day.

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    6. They even let these officers who are afraid to be here even take off for the Parade day. Even when told no time due for this day theses officers somehow got to take off.
      Go job bosses pick and choose who doesn't have to work busy Pride day

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  3. Thank you for your insight and reporting,CWB. I will cast my vote as follows: they will claim 1.3million people in the hood. So what. What matters, is that about 500-1000 thugs and thugettes will be here Sunday night undoing the good works of the other 1.29million of us.

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  4. 14 million. Why not? "Estimates" of crowds on a parade route more than 2 miles are based on WHAT?

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  5. A big thank you to our officers who didn't try and take this weekend off

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  6. Glad I'm out of town especially for this nonsense. May the gods of kobol protect you :)

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    1. I remember the Pride Parade being fun when I was in the city around 2000 fresh out of college. The "gayborhood" was helpful to expand my ideas and diversity. But now me and my gay friends are getting older and less tolerant of crowds and nonsense, the Pride Parade is just one of those things that lives better in my memory than actually having to go back and deal with the idiocy. Getting old sucks.

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  7. So who are these "organizers"? The term is used multiple times above and everywhere else but we know nothing about them. A search leads you to chicagopride.com, and there the trail ends. Who exactly is behind this coming storm? Chicagopride according to their website: "Serving the Chicago gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities." So are they yet another "social service" organization that washes its hands of responsibility of the fallout.

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    1. Pretty much this guy. http://www.glhalloffame.org/index.pl?item=43&todo=view_item

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    2. Yeah, and how much $$$ does he line his pockets with from this "pride" parade every year? I swear, I know of NO other city in the entire WORLD where a sole single individual claims "ownership"of something as huge as a "pride" parade. If there's some transparency and oversight and accountability with him and running the parade, I've never seen it and I've lived here 20 years. Yes, according to the bio at the link above, his work in activism is great and his record of community service is laudable .... but still, it looks like he has singular control of the parade. Is that really a healthy thing?

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    3. A lot of these so called activists use it to make lots of money for themselves. And raises a concern about them and they will bully you and ban you from things and places.

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    4. It does make me wonder about the financials of the parade and I'm curious to see how much money is made off of this and where it all goes.

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  8. Masonic Hospital for stats. We are forgotten as a neighborhood. Good luck.

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