Bren talked me into facing my gripping phobia of crowds and general hatred of campus tonight to go to the Obama rally. VERY glad I went. It was a ton of walking and hours of standing, but we got to see him!! Sure we were a hundred or so yards away, but we could see him.
Above everything else it was wonderful to be in a crowd of such hopeful people all filled with this great energy. No matter what your political beliefs, that is an amazing experience.
Having a mixed group of readers I won't go into politics. But needless to say it's a night I won't soon forget.
Best yet, as we were walking back to our car, we got stopped on High St by a state Highway Patrolman who would not let us cross the street. He made us go stand in the grass with about 20 or so other people and just stand there. I realized the street was closed off, and very desolate at that moment. Then I realized the motorcade would be coming through!! And sure enough 2 minutes later, he went by and waved at us!!
It's a dark shot, but there ya go! :)