I'm not usually one to complain about number reported in the news, particularly for something like a free event, but I think there were more than 7,000 people in the Bramlage on Friday night. I was in section 16, and I did see that sections 3-22 on the opposite side were blocked off, so everyone could see the video screen on the giant sheets across the south end of the floor.
It seems to me that it was over 2/3 full, and that would mean (of the 12,500 capacity) well over 8,000 people. For those of you who were there, did you see any empty seats in your sections? I didn't see any empty seats in my section or in 17, next to me, or across the floor.