If you were hoping for a nice little intimate Obama speech in front of a couple thousand delegates, reporters and secret service agents at the upcoming Democratic convention in Denver this August, you're out of luck…
Breaking the mold of traditional political Conventions, the Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) today announced that Senator Barack Obama will accept the Democratic nomination for President of the United States at Denver's INVESCO Field at Mile High.
INVESCO Field can accommodate more than 75,000 people and will be the site of the 2008 Democratic Convention’s final day of programming on Thursday, August 28, 2008.
"The Democratic Party is nominating a true change candidate this August, and it is only fitting that we make some big changes in how we put on the Convention," said Governor Howard Dean, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC).
"Senator Obama's candidacy has generated an enormous amount of excitement and interest, not only in the Democratic Party but also in the 2008 Convention. By bringing the last night of the Convention out to the people, we will be able to showcase Barack Obama's positive, people-centered vision for our country in a big way."
Man! Used to be you could catch one of your favorite politicians at a small venue while they were touring across country sleeping on friends' couches. Those were the days; you could just chill out with a beer in the back of the place and maybe even talk to girl or something.
Now, it's all corporate and shit in places with names like INVESCO Field. You gotta circle the place for hours looking for parking and then fight your way through a bunch of assholes who only started liking the politician after they appeared on MTV's Choose or Lose. The beers taste like shit and cost $7. And then there's always a group of assholes in white hats who ate shrooms screaming the words to the speeches at the tops of their lungs right behind you.
This is why I stopped going to political rallies after college.
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