The crowd for the St. Louis Tea Party on the 4th dwarfed the crowd we saw in Phoenix. Maybe that's because they had shade, while the folks in Phoenix decided to march in 110 degree heat to the Capitol building. Mark Polege, photographer and author of the new blog Keyboard Militia, discussed the details of this event with me, and sent photos.
St.Louis was less than cooperative in providing a location for the Tea Party protest on July 4th, therefore our protest took place in Washington, Missouri
in Rennick Park. The town was very hospitable as many businesses downtown stayed open on the Fourth to cater to the extra 3500 population surge. In fact many of them offered deals or specials for Tea Party-ers.