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Old 01-16-2009, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Nope. Just came down for the festivities and the game.
Did you ride our toy train to Downtown Houston after the game?
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Old 01-16-2009, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Ummm, probably 9/11...unfortunately. But there were happier events of course, but that one always sticks out the most.
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Old 01-16-2009, 08:23 PM
 
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Did you ride our toy train to Downtown Houston after the game?
I honestly don't remember.
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Old 01-16-2009, 08:26 PM
 
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San Antonio

Well, seems like we have the Final 4 every other year, Also with the Spurs being in so many NBA Championships that has been here many times in the last few years. Fiesta always draws a huge crowd each year, at least 250 - 350K on some nights. Celebrate San Antonio each year pulls around a 1/4 million to downtown (largest NYE celebration in Texas). Other than that there are constantly major domestic, and international conventions going on in downtown since San Antonio is known for being a major convention city.


Fiesta attendance is 3.5 million for all events.
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Old 01-16-2009, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Houston
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I've never attended an event that brought thousands or millions of people from across the country. Something like that would have to be an amazing event to attend.
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Old 01-17-2009, 12:24 PM
 
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Mardi Gras every year. 2007 the estimate was 800,000 people. Which the city said was about 20% shy of the average. Nagin declares Carnival a huge success - Mardi Gras

Jazz Fest every year. Brings in about 400,000 over 7 days of music (Thursday's schedule was brought back recently). Jazz Fest comeback is music to N.O. ears - USATODAY.com

Superbowl was in 2002.
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Old 01-17-2009, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Last year we had a hurricane evacuation, but it veered away and missed us. Aside from that and national holidays, every day is pretty much the same as any other.
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Old 01-17-2009, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Chicago - The Miami of Canada
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I'd have to say Obama's acceptance speech in Grant Park on election night was the last really big event in Chicago. It was really cool to see it happening on tv with the skyline in the background and getting texts from tons of people I knew that were there.
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Old 01-17-2009, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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I've never attended an event that brought thousands or millions of people from across the country. Something like that would have to be an amazing event to attend.
It sounds nice, but it is complete chaos when your there.
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Old 01-17-2009, 01:25 PM
 
Location: East Millcreek
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The '02 Olympics for sure. Besides the goings-on of said games, without the Olympics in Salt Lake we would have two decaying freeways on our hands and no light rail connecting the suburbs to downtown.
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