Even if you’re not a sports fan, you are probably aware that a giant victory parade happened on Thursday to honor the Golden State Warriors claiming the 2017 NBA Championship Title.
Seriously. It was inescapable. AC Transit lines in Oakland were re-routed and busy intersections were walled off to accommodate the anticipated one million fans gathering in the downtown area. Sparing no expense, the City of Oakland — or maybe the Warriors’ owners — rolled out the red carpet to celebrate its soon-to-be San Franciscan team.
Yep. Thursday was a jubilant affair bursting with Bay Area pride. But now it’s Friday, and the last of the confetti has been swept away, which means it’s time for everyone’s (no one’s?) favorite game: Crowd size estimation. For the uninitiated, the game is played every time a massive crowd gathers to celebrate or protest something ever since President Donald Trump's inauguration crowd count controversy.
So here’s what we know — and what we can guess — about the crowd size in Oakland yesterday: