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Old 05-24-2021, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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#1 Buckeyes vs Michigan football game at Ohio Stadium. Any year!
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No one thinks this is a tourist venue unless you are a buckeye or a Michigan fan.
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Old 05-24-2021, 03:20 PM
 
Location: USA
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But...but... it's the Happiest Place in all the World!
Haha. I thought that was Victoria's Secret when they had their 2 for 1 winter sales on underwires. Who knew...


I guess the most crowded-in I've ever felt was during the 8-wks of summer feasts in the N. End, Boston, particularly St. Anthony's Feast, which is the last one & most attended... but, as someone said above, it's mainly as the space is so limited & maneuvering around 1 small corner takes 1-hr, not kidding... similar to the St. Pat's Parade in my old 'hood, where 500K attend yearly.

It's etched in my brain at how crowded it was, as the last time I attended... age 19-20... was the moment I either realized I was claustrophobic or developed it... I'm tall, but was surrounded by men well over Paul Bunyan height on all sides (in my memory, they seemed 7' tall cuz I'm 6' in heels)... I couldn't see over anyone in any direction for hours... just a wall of people in humid, August heat in a crowded part of the city. There was no out.

Since then, but including the Bowie concert a few years before when my sister & I were almost trampled as we were pushed underneath the stage by crowds (we were 13 & 14 & she won front seat tix on the radio) & staff just kept pushing us back towards the crushing crowd... it's amazing we lived & jeez... why did parents let their 13-14 yr old daughters to go to Boston Garden concerts alone, at night, in a giant city ??

I'm done with crowds. Like I said in an above post... I'd rather find the out of the way places locals visit, than tourist sites. Who doesn't want to see all the wonderful places people have posted here? I still would, but it would have to be off-off season.
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Old 05-24-2021, 03:24 PM
 
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Reading these posts brings back fond memories of visits to these places in the off season, and in years past when they weren't so packed.

- Venice in late January. St. Marks was deserted.
- Zion in early May years ago. So empty they gave me a camping permit for a day use area.
- Forbidden City in January, about 15 years ago. Hardly anyone there. And the ice skating on the nearby lakes was magical.
- Mont St. Michel, overnight, in the off season. The streets were deserted.
- Grand Canyon in late December, camped at Bright Angel at the bottom.

These posts make me so glad I got to see these places in an earlier time, in the off season and without crowds.

Now we seek out, and find, places we can have to ourselves. Yesterday, we hiked a streamside trail looking at the rapids and hunting for spring wildflowers. Only saw 4 other people in 2 hours! On Sunday!
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Old 05-24-2021, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Texas State Fair on Texas-OU weekend around the Big Tex area....

On Saturday October 16, 2019 the Fair grounds Had 226,000 attendees. It was pretty crowded.

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Old 05-24-2021, 04:29 PM
 
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Easily the Sistine Chapel. It's a river of people flowing through. However, I was able to step off to the side, sit down and just gaze at the ceiling for awhile.
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Old 05-25-2021, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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Taste of Chicago. When the cell phones can't get signal because there's too many people for the cell network of downtown Chicago, you know it's crowded.
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Old 05-25-2021, 07:47 AM
 
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Taste of Chicago. When the cell phones can't get signal because there's too many people for the cell network of downtown Chicago, you know it's crowded.
I was in Chicago, as a young adult, for the first Taste. It was a great event, and didn't seem too crowded, although I probably had a different view of crowds back then! Chicago took great advantage of its lakeside location for the Taste and for Chicagofest back then.
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Old 05-25-2021, 09:44 AM
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No one thinks this is a tourist venue unless you are a buckeye or a Michigan fan.
lol - It is holy land to those of us who know.
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Old 05-25-2021, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania/Maine
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Niagara Falls, Canadian side was just lunacy a couple years ago.
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Old 05-25-2021, 04:36 PM
 
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** Times Square

** La Familia Sagrada, Barcelona

** Circular Quay, (near the Opera House), Sydney, Australia

** Las Ramblas, Barcelona
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