Saturday, August 23, 2008

DENVER - EVENING ONE

All's quiet on the western front, til tomorrow, when delegates slowly start trickling in. Everyone with a badge, and almost everyone has a badge of some sort, is walking around purposefully, making you wonder what you're missing. No major, or minor, celeb spottings as yet or else I just haven't recognized them.

Lonnee, my roommate and fellow blogger - barackoblogger.com - and I went to check out the blogging 'tent', sponsored by Daily Kos along with a variety of corporate sponsors. Hey, what are corporations for except to vilify and then take their corporate bucks?

The place was in somewhat of a shambles as they were only 3/4 of the way through getting everything up and running, and will probably work thru the night, but it looks like it's going to be the place 'to be' if you want to rub elbows with the virtual world, and even some real live pundits. MSNBC is just down the block and has invited everyone to watch their live telecasts. It's hard to watch Chris Matthews on the little screen, nevermind a giant, outdoor tv with Matthews head 10 stories tall. Some people, however, can't wait to see the oh, so smart, Rachel Maddow up there.

I must say, Denver has gone all out to make things convenient and easy. There are volunteers on practically every corner, ready in their bright yellow shirts, to give you directions, advice, but no money. The rapid transit system is one we, in L.A., can only conjure in a wet dream...trains zipping every which way, on schedule and often, clean and cool, and some even for FREE. Imagine. Actually, I can't...it'll never happen in L.A.

Ok, then, time for some rest, and get ready for the hoards to descend maƱana. Should be fab!

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