- Security was serious, airport style, get rid of your water bottle intense
- The music at this Obama rally was horrible. They had lots of time with just the playlist and, for the life of me, I didn't get why there was so much damn country! They could have played the Yes We Can joint or the Obama Reggaeton hit. I just created this Barack The Vote muxtape available for your campaigning pleasure. At one point the crowd actually started chanting, "NO MORE MUSIC" and booed when the next song came on
- There were so many people
- I ran into a fellow New Yorker whom I met volunteering for Obama in Dallas. Dallas! And yet we found each other. Nice
- The crowd was energetic and a bit rowdy. From the video many of you may have seen Obama taking more breaks to deal with the crowd reaction. He was like, "let me finish." We were so hyped. At one point he said something like, "No matter which democrat you support..." and was immediately cut off with cries of "You!!" and "Obama!!" These people were not having any Hillary talk
- Being in the front and hanging after with volunteers, I completely missed the impromptu multi-thousand strong march down Market Street.
cross-posted to jack & jill politics This is my second weekend in Philly for Obama. Sorry my blogging has been so low, but I'm in the street most of the day and need to get some sleep at night. Below is a slideshow of my Flickr photos and notes on what I've done and seen/heard so far. Apologies in advance for the rough nature of the notes. Also, the first few photos are from my canvassing trip to philly two weeks ago. This weekend's trip starts with a black and white of a baby.
I arrived from NYC Friday evening at 5pm and went to the record-breaking rally. Because of all my insane volunteering, I was given a blue ticket, which put me in the section closest to the stage. I'll upload a photo slideshow in a later post. Standing for three or four ours isn't the most fun thing in the world, but I kept myself occupied meeting other volunteers and snapping shots with the camera. Observations: