[img_assist|nid=2652|title=Wisconsin at Invesco|desc=|link=node|align=left|width=300|height=225]I'm finally back in my hotel room after the last night of the convention. Getting to Invesco was easy [img_assist|nid=2653|title=Jesse Jackson at Invesco|desc=|link=node|align=right|width=300|height=225]enough since I took the press bus to the field. Getting back was another matter - I ended up walking back to my car (about a mile I'd guess) but it was the slowest mile I've ever walked. Nobody knew where the press buses were, and all I could find were delegate buses going to the delegate hotels. There were a lot of people leaving the stadium - well, 75,000 anyway, and there was a lot of confusion. I finally found a policeman who could tell me how to head toward the light rail station, which I knew was the right direction.
Anyway it was a spectacular evening, whether you looked at it as a convention night, a number of political speeches, or a big concert. It was a little of all of the above.
I was very impressed with Obama's speech - I think it hit all the right notes to be successful. I have some disagreements with some of his policy positions, but I agree with a lot more of them. And let's be honest - any of the Democratic candidates would have been an immense imporovement over what we've had for eight years. I was glad to see that his speech was much more populist in tone than anything he'd done previously, at least that I've seen. I found the tone of the speech genuinely heartening.
I'm going to post some pictures here to give you a feel for the evening, and a few videos on the Zannel channel above. I'll have more to say about the evening tomorrow. Being able to attend from a delegate seat was spectacular, though I'm sure it was a great evening from the stands as well.
[img_assist|nid=2654|title=Nancy Pelosi Opens Evening|desc=|link=node|align=left|width=300|height=225] [img_assist|nid=2655|title=Jennifer Hudson sings National Anthem|desc=|link=node|align=right|width=300|height=225]