Ok, so where is the huge Obama Rally? The prognosticators and I have narrowed down the venue to 4 places: the Fairgrounds, Nissan Pavilion, Costello Park, or out in the middle of a field reminiscent of the Woodstock Days.

[update 1:20 PM Nov. 1, 2008: insidenova.com provides another clue]

Let’s examine each. Obama has been drawing crowds in the neighborhood of 100,000 cheering spectators. Is there anywhere around here that could accommodate that kind of crowd? Washington Mall—that’s about it. Smaller huge venues would be Scott Stadium at UVA in Charlottesville or FedEx field over in Maryland. Scott Stadium makes sense. It is in the heart of Democrat-land also. FedEx does nothing for Virginia.

Nissan only holds about 35,000 people. Is this big enough for an Obama crowd the second time around? After all, he did kick off his official campaign here, right after the Democratic Convention. Traffic patterns are already established.

The Fairgrounds? Who knows how many people you can fit there. I can’t really see Obama speaking where the tractor pull is held or where the donkey dive used to be held before PETA got it. Parking there is just a nightmare.

Costello Park and an open field seem to be not very viable options. The battlefield has no parking and I doubt seriously if our 2 biggest landowners in the county would want throngs schlepping all over their property. Besides, they aren’t even Democrats.

Manassas Park cannot handle this one. It looks like Prince William inherits the King. Stay tuned and place your bets here: Which venue will it be?

(There is always the chance they will pack up their marbles and go elsewhere.)

Update: Hillary Clinton will be in Fairfax, not Manassas.
Change We Need Rally
with Senator Hillary Clinton

George Mason University
Johnson Center
4400 University Dr.
Fairfax, VA 22030

11 Thoughts to “Secret Service and Campaign Eye Several Venues”

  1. DiversityGal

    Ida Lee Park in Leesburg hosted a very recent Obama rally. The attendees were estimated at around 35,000, the event was on a basic field (no seating and make-shift staging) and it seemed like it was quickly put together. All had a GREAT time, however. I’ll be interested to see what happens here, but I highly doubt that we need to worry about crowds near 100,000.

  2. Lucky Duck

    The fairgrounds

  3. Censored bybvbl

    Yup, the fairgrounds are being scoped out.

  4. Moon-howler

    Shall we change the thread lead to the Fairgrounds for certain?

  5. Obama to hold final rally at fairgrounds per InsideNova

  6. Jurtuna

    I will bet the Secret Service is checking and re-checking on the nut cases they found the last time he was here. I can only imagine what they will find or did!!!!!

  7. They better check Greg’s CLAN, including Stirrup and Doo-Doo Caster. Probably should check Stewart, too. Just for good measure.

  8. Jurtuna

    Oh Pinko, when you have one person living in your midst who of the 305.5Million US residents is named one of 20 Nativists you can bet there is a file. Twenty of 305Million!! And we have one!

    For this, I am all for the Patriot Act. Some of the most dangerous terrorists we have are the domestic ones and they work with whomever feeds their outcome regardless of cause.

  9. pip squeak


    1 out of 305,500,000 is a little bit less likely than winning the lotto.

    Lucky PWC. Our very own nativist! Wait! do we have one or 2?

    It saves money to come back to the same place because they don’t have to do the same security checks on the same nut wings.

  10. LOL! Jut and Pip….thanks for reminding me how SPECIAL we are. Just when I thought I was an insignificant part of the cosmos, I’m reminded that now, GL has done us such favors as to bring us out from under the curse of invisibility.

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