10:45pm: last update for the day. I’ll put up more photos tomorrow in a new post.
Honestly, those were the only two cops I saw the entire time.
1:45pm: What a fun day! I estimate the crowd at about 1,500 – 2,000. Took lots of pictures, which I will be posting later this afternoon and this evening. Some video too, but I’m not sure how it turned out.
Everyone was smiling and having a good time. Parents, kids, dogs. Lots of dogs. Flags. Signs.
I met Sissy Willis of Sisu blog — she was there with her husband Tuck and another friend. They had great signs, and I’m sure she’ll be posting photos as well.
Please be sure to check back later for lots more photos.
12:55pm: More pics…
12:45pm: Wife just called from the tea party in Boston Common… Sounds pretty loud…
12:30pm: Gorgeous day, big crowd, great signs!
11:15am: Sky is blue, light breeze, looks like a glorious day for a tea party. I’ll be heading over to the commons in about 20 minutes.
5:40am: Weather is cool and dawn is just breaking through cloudy skies, but no precipitation so far, thank goodness. Heading out for my commute to work. I’ll be leaving the Day Job at about 11am to head over to the Boston Common, just below the State House, which is where all the action is scheduled to be. I’ll be toting my Canon digital camera, a small video camera, and my Palm Treo. Among all that technology, I should be able to update on a fairly frequent basis… I hope!
It seems fitting that, 236 years after the first Tea Party, citizens should gather together in Boston to protest again. It is all the more fitting that Boston is not alone in her protest. Tea Parties are happening all over the country–460 and counting are scheduled for today.
Will the mainstream media cover this unprecedented mass uprising, or will they try to cover it with a “nothing to see here” attitude? Time will tell.
Also, will we see any representatives from Code Pink, ACORN, or other left-leaning activist groups today? We’ll know soon enough.
Updates will show up at the top of this post.