April 29, 2008. Bill Clinton visited Appalachian State University. A LOT of students went to hear him speak. I don't have the numbers, but so you know, this picture does not cover the headcount by any means.
Afterwards, I spoke with some of the student body. A majority were people who already (obviously) had preconceived ideas about the candidates and were unaffected by what was said.
A large number of the people I spoke with said they went simply because it was a famous guy at their school.
Oddly enough, or maybe not to those more experienced with this election, there were more people, it seemed from the apposing candidates than from the Clinton Campaign, including a group of Paulites who stood quietly holding their posters. It was the Obama Supporters that have done most of the shouting around here lately.