The organizers did not appear to have planned for a crowd so large. Thousands sat on patches of lawn out of sight of the few Jumbo-trons that displayed the action on the stage. Several times, portions of the crowd, unable to hear the speakers, chanted "louder, louder." Many people wore shirts with American flags and faces of heroes from the American Revolution. People followed the instructions to bring no political signs. "These are just totally normal, go-to-work, Honey-can-I-do-the-dishes people -- who are fed up," said David McGregor, a real-estate developer who had flown to Washington from Orlando, Fla.
After the rally, a number of people said they took as the main message of the gathering that they had to get their own houses in order. "This is about each of us individually," said John Houck, a Vietnam War veteran who had come from Raleigh, N.C. The gathering was also his first-ever political event. "We are not rally people," he said, standing beside his wife, Louise.
No fighting, no guns, no riots. Just well behaved ordinary people who believe this country has taken a wrong turn.
Beck, Palin Stress 'Honor' at Rally - WSJ.com