Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Even the students seemed surprised that the crowd wasn't bigger

The Boston Globe follows up on John Kerry’s “rally” at the University of New Hampshire the other day:

The Durham campus has about 13,000 students, undergraduate and graduate. The Whittemore Center hockey arena holds about 5,000 people. The official estimate was that 1,500 came to see Kerry, though as one public safety official noted, that was a generous guess. By my calculation, 1,200 seemed nearer the mark. Even then, many of the students I talked to said they had come mostly to hear the sweet acoustic sounds of Guster, the Boston band that warmed up the crowd.

Can you smell the excitement?

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