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

online poll by Opinion Stage

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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!

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