This Monday at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Bernie Sanders held a campaign rally. It was a f*cking really big rally.
Although it’s impossible to independently verify, some estimates say the crowd inside the Arena reached almost 28,000 people, with thousands more watching on big screens outside.
According to the Washington Post, the L.A. gathering dwarfs any crowd that has so far turned out for Hillary Clinton.
All told, Sanders has attracted more than 100,000 people to his rallies in recent weeks, riding a wave of Facebook shares, retweets and old-fashioned word-of-mouth to become by far the biggest draw on the campaign trail.
My sister sent me this short video of the crowd taken at the beginning of the rally as people were still filing in. Even then, the energy was palpable:
These images from the event are stunning too:
— Marcus Yam (@yamphoto) August 11, 2015
Featured image via Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times