|Note: this photo was posted on The Kitchen Cabinet 2012 Facebook|
The Red Rocks Amphitheater officially seats about 9,500, but with people sitting along the edges, the crowd was well over 10,000. Up to a few thousand people were turned away once the venue filled.
The Romney Rally was in a perfect setting, the magical Red Rocks Park, located at the base of the foothills west of Denver and just above the Town of Morrison.
|The setting, Red Rocks Park (PPPS photo, 2012)|
As we were discussing what a beautiful setting this was, Pete proudly announced, "Oh we know, we can see Red Rocks from our front porch."
|One hour before the start (click to enlarge) Citizen Pete photo 2012|
|The stage with singer Rodney Atkins (click to enlarge) PPPS, 2012|
|Close-up of the turf. (Bridge to Nowhere Tea Party Photo)|
Other sources tell us that the turf was real and installed by a local grassroots Tea Party organization.
|A smiling Citizen Caryn really enjoyed the event (PPPS photo)|
|The crowd arranged themselves to form a giant C for the Colorado flag.|
|Paul Ryan about to speak. PPPS Photo, 2012 (click to enlarge)|
As Paul Ryan, and later, Mitt Romney came on stage, the slightly partisan crowd went wild. They were introduced by New Mexico Governor Susan Martinez.
A great time was had by all.
Based upon the turnout and enthusiasm on display at the Red Rocks Rally, we would not be at all surprised to see Colorado go big for Romney in the upcoming election.
Denver Post Coverage of the event, including pictures and video.
Colorado Peak Politics coverage of the "Raucus Rally".