Record-setting crowd burned their troubles at 2015 Zozobra

SANTA FE (KRQE) – A record-setting crowd burned their troubles away when Zozobra went up in flames last week. Organizers say the rain wasn’t enough to keep people away and 48,000 people attended the event. That’s up 5,000 from last year.

According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, organizers counted the crowd with a remote-controlled drone and software that can estimate the crowd’s size.

The director says while umbrellas threw off some calculations, they’re confident the numbers have been adjusted accurately. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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