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Re: Brooklyn TNA House Show Attendance
Mike Johnson of PWInsider was actually at the Brooklyn show and he said the attendance was between 4,500 and 5,500. The attendance was down from last year's record-setting U.S. house show attendance but considering that this year the show hardly got any promotion (as opposed to last year when it was being promoted all the time during the baseball games at the stadium) I'd say this attendance is pretty darn good.
And by the way, speaking of Meltzer, a lot of the times his attendance figures are based only on reports sent in by fans (or in some cases a single fan) who attended the show and needless to say not everybody is good at estimating how big the crowd was so you can get some pretty inaccurate attendance figures being reported as fact. My favourite example was for one of the France house shows earlier this year. Some dude sent in a report on Wednesday that the crowd at the show was about 600 and Meltzer published that in the Observer as if it was a fact. On the very next day multiple reports from the show started coming in and they all stated that the attendance was more along the lines of 2,000-2,500. In the next issue of the Observer Meltzer once again reported an attendance number for the show but this time he said it did 2,000. Of course, nowhere did he mention that in last week's issue he had published a BS number and just pretended he didn't make a mistake which I found amusing. Anyways, what I'm saying is when looking at these attendance figures that Meltzer reports always bear in mind that they might be incorrect because of what they're being based on in a lot of cases.
Last edited by pgi86; 07-07-2011 at 12:20 PM.