- In the Parks
Sometimes, but the "ways to manipulate" are nothing more than saying a number that sounds cooler. I make my living in the ticketing industry, and I promise sporting events are usually very close. The worst offenders are festivals and theme parks. I have seen people announce 200% or more and cringe because it is so far off from the very accurate numbers I give them.
Sorry to be so OT - but I agree with the inflating the numbers thing. If you have a moment... http://b1027.com/jazzfest-2013-ties-attendance-record/
The population of Sioux Falls, SD is 160k(ish) and there is NO WAY there were 90k there. I was at the event...I've been in a football stadium that holds 60k and I KNOW there were not 90k at this concert.