In memory of Rush Limbaugh, I wanted to share a few memories. In May 1993, a few “dittoheads” from my church headed to Fort Collins for Dan’s Bake Sale, an impromptu gathering of Rush Limbaugh fans who converged on Fort Collins to help Dan Kay raise $29.95 to buy a subscription to Rush’s newsletter.
We didn’t know what we were in for until we reached northbound I-25 in Denver for what should have been a 45-minute drive to Old Town Square. We realized something was different about this day when the drive slowed to more than two hours because the freeway was flooded with fans of Rush from across the country.
The Coloradoan newspaper estimated attendance at 20,000 – about the number who attended CSU football games at old Hughes Stadium. Believe me, Rams traffic never backed up I-25 like we experienced on this day. Attendance was surely several times greater.
Like the Tea Party Rally in Washington 30 years later, conservatives gathered, conversed and celebrated, picked up their trash, and generally “practiced what we preached.” Those were literally the good ol’ days! (more…)