How, by the way, did anyone figure that 300,000 people came to hear Elton John or 750,000 for Garth Brooks? “You would get in a room with the producer, with a police official, and a person from parks, and someone would say, ‘What does it look like to you?’” said Doug Blonsky, a former city parks administrator who is now the president of the Central Park Conservancy. “The producer would say, ‘I need it to be higher than the last one.’ That’s the kind of science that went into it.

July 24, 2008

How, by the way, did anyone figure that 300,000 people came to hear Elton John or 750,000 for Garth Brooks? “You would get in a room with the producer, with a police official, and a person from parks, and someone would say, ‘What does it look like to you?’” said Doug Blonsky, a former city parks administrator who is now the president of the Central Park Conservancy. “The producer would say, ‘I need it to be higher than the last one.’ That’s the kind of science that went into it.
About New York – Great Lawn – A Bubble of History Bursts – NYTimes.com

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