Several years ago, while on a school break, Bruce and I tried to attend the drum circle on Siesta Key. Actually, we DID attend the drum circle, but it was pouring out, so it was held under a pavilion, rather than on the beach at sunset. Not exactly the same atmosphere or attendance. We finally made it to a fair-weather gathering - what fun! Festive, flamboyant, loud, raucous, multi-generational - packed! I'm no good at estimating crowds - but Bruce figures about 4 to 5 hundred people, in various stages of dress, and with all kinds of instruments - including drums! It was - fantastic - that's the best word for it. I'm so glad that we did it, but I think that once was enough. It took us about 45 minutes just to leave the parking lot when it was done. But - it was a great experience!