Had a great time at the Richmond Tea Party this evening. Talked to some real nice people and enjoyed a couple hours out in the wonderful 45 degree damp weather, which failed to keep the crowds away. I chatted with a cop there who put the crowd to be in the 1000-1500 range. Final tally may have ended up higher, because that was early (right around 6PM) and people were still streaming in.
The crowd was well-behaved with no fringe elements I could see (other than one guy with a cryptic Ron Paul sign), and no ACORN freakazoids or others of their ilk were around to make things unpleasant. Three Richmond TV news trucks were there, but I saw no news crews about in the crowd. I'm not sure exactly where they were or what they were covering, but maybe I'll catch something on the local news tonight.
Near the end I was feeling a little cold and damp, so I headed a couple blocks over to Richbrau, my favorite haunt from my days working in downtown Richmond. I had a pre-arranged phone interview with Liz Stephans and Scott Baker of Breitbart TV's B-Cast, and they managed to get me on the phone for the live interview while I was still into my first beer, so hopefully I made sense. If they post a clip of the interview, I'll update with a link.
Dave...sorry we missed each other!
Update: A tweet (actually a re-tweet) from Tammy Bruce puts the attendance at 3500-4000. Possible, I guess. Who knows? I know I can't tell the size of a crowd just by looking at it.