Last week the Democratic National Convention took over Charlotte.
Although our political affiliation lies elsewhere, Bryan and I chose to put politics aside to be part of this historic event in our great little city.
We were up every morning at 3:30am, were downtown by 4:45am and working by 5:30am.
We watched the sunrise each morning and hung around after work a bit to take in the madness.
Each day we arrived home exhausted and sore at around 3:30pm and went to sleep at 8:00pm nightly.
To say that we had a great experience being in the thick of things is an understatement.
It was truly a fantastic learning experience and so fun to be in the epicenter of the DNC!
The magnificent button wall was my baby... That hot glue gun and I became the best of friends!
The Epicenter was taken over by MSNBC and CNN
Kicking off my mornings with my cup of Joe!
Secretary of State - Madeleine Albright
LMFAO - Redfoo (possible look-alike) stretching, doing lines and yoga in the middle of the street
Secret Service vehicles parking/waiting outside the Marriott (dark because it's 4:45am)
Governor of North Carolina, Bev Perdue, waiting to go live
Jesse Jackson and David Gregory
So many road closures, police and black tinted SUV's everywhere you looked
Walking the streets and inside The EpiCenter, I saw:
Gov. of NC
Rev. Al Sharpton
Because this is my job, I'm refraining from discussing specifics... although I have so many details/gossip that I'd love to share, haha!!
that guy you're blanking on is David Gregory, NBC's Meet The Press dude.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing :) It looks like you guys had a great time!ReplyDelete
What a crazy schedule you had!! No matter anyone's political views, this would be an experience that would be worth putting that aside ;) I totally would. Love that you have gossip LOL You got the inside scoop...love it!ReplyDelete
That's awesome. Sounds like an amazing experience.ReplyDelete
Wish you could share the gossip!
We need to schedule another blogger dinner so I can get the scoop!!ReplyDelete
Especially if you were around the morning that Brokaw was taken to the hospital!
since I live in southpark - I was able to semi-avoid the DNC madness even though I did want to go! I work for a media company but work was crazy for us last week so I wasn't able to go! looks like it was crazy!ReplyDelete
hope you have a great week!
Your job truly looks so exciting! I love it. :)ReplyDelete
Oh Jeff bridges, why do you have to be one of them...ReplyDelete
wow what craziness and even though your political desires like elsewhere, mine do too, it is still cool to be a part of the convention and see all of those political people just walking around. i would have gone nuts and acted like i had just seen a celebrity, and yes i am a bit of a political nutReplyDelete
You're such a tease! :) I'd love to know the gossip... but obviously I get why you can't share. Looks like it was fun either way!ReplyDelete
Wow that seems like it was quite the experience! I would of LOVED to be there!ReplyDelete