Have you ever been to a political rally?

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I've never been and never will.

But I really don't understand why people go?

Have you been and why?
 

chrisc

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Yes, in the 1980's. My neighbour was a National Party organiser and there was a rally in Parow. All the braai you could eat and free beers. There was someone speaking Afrikaans but I understand one word in 10

In 1997 I went to a talk given by Tony Blair with my English cousin. When we left we realised he had spoken for 45 mins but had actually not said anything memorable.
 

LaraC

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No, I'm convinced that anything related to politics are smokescreens filled with empty promises and reassurances. :(
 

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When I was around 13 David Duke was holding a rally in our town in Texas and my mother went along as part of her course of studies, so I joined her. It was a bizarre experience. Most of his points went something like: "People ask me if I'm still a Grand Wizard of the KKK. My answer is, no. But did you know that 2 out of 3 black children are born out of wedlock?"
 

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^^^ Has always baffled me why anyone gives enough of a crap about some politician that they'd spend their day cheering and hollering for this person. It's ****ing weird dude.
 

Chris_the_Brit

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No.

Don't really see the point to be honest.

Many if a funny and charismatic politician came along I might be interested.
 

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When I was around 13 David Duke was holding a rally in our town in Texas and my mother went along as part of her course of studies, so I joined her. It was a bizarre experience. Most of his points went something like: "People ask me if I'm still a Grand Wizard of the KKK. My answer is, no. But did you know that 2 out of 3 black children are born out of wedlock?"
Oh, so you are from the US. Are you related to @bwana ? ;)
 

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Yes in the 80s, mostly forced though. Some idiot and his buddies, would come and force you to go and listen to some big man idiot.
The last (and first one I attended voluntarily) was at FNB when Nelson Mandela was released in 1990.
 

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Eish, nope and in this day of media really don't see the point, unless they started handing out free TV's for attending.
 

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^^^ Has always baffled me why anyone gives enough of a crap about some politician that they'd spend their day cheering and hollering for this person. It's ****ing weird dude.
Probably half the reason SA is such a dirty, defunct poophole of a country. I've never been to a rally and doubt I ever will attend anything like that in SA because we have nobody or no party to believe in.
 

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Yip. went to a DA one (Belville Velodrome) and ANC one (Khayalitsha) a few years back with the wife. Was for research purpose when she was at university. The vibe at both was actually quite nice
 
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