Forbes reported that Dreamforce (‘s annual love-in) has 72,000 attendees.  eWeek says there are 90,000.

My mind boggles at these numbers.  This is the equivalent of a packed-out Sydney Olympic stadium. The largest IT event I’ve attended was IBM’s LotusSphere in Orlando, which had around 10,000 attendees, and I thought that was a big event.

If anyone doubts that Salesforce is a serious player in the Cloud and SAAS spaces then these numbers should convince you otherwise.