Well a lot of people were just downtown and watched. They happened to be walking around. They didn't follow the parade to Place-des-arts, so maybe that inflated the numbers.
Yeah in '02 they setup stage on McGill College. People who came out of offices to see could hang around and watch it. I watched parade then went back to office like a lot of people, not gonna walk to Jeanne-mance just to listen to speeches.
Stupid to go to Place des Arts. City Hall types just wanted to show off the renovation work they did for the festivals. Today should of been about allowing more people to hear/see the Als, not your stupid building renovations, way to go Tremblay.