Today I attended my first ever political rally. Barack Obama was in town and I really wanted to go to the event. At the very least, this was a chance for a monumental event. Like a typical politician he was full of what he wants to do. Great and wonderful. But he never once said how he plans on achieving what he wants to do. It was very interesting and I’m really glad that I attended.
I met up with a co-worker and we entered the building togther. While going up the enterance stairs we were approached by a staff member who wanted to know if we were attending together. I said we were, because, well, we were there together. The staff member asked if we wanted to sit in the VIP section right behind the stage, the area where people are on national tv. Of course we said yes. And after getting home I checked out cnn.com and guess, what! We’re seen several times!
For those who don’t know me, I’m wearing a green t-shirt and I can be seen just to the left of the podium and towards the top. There’s a young boy (maybe mid-teens) sitting in the row or two behind us wearing a light blue shirt. The lady to my right is in a white shirt and tan visor. So, find Priszm!
Here’s some pictures and video that I took. The video doesn’t have sound since they hadn’t yet figured out how to do that with digital cameras 🙂 And, as always, these are clickable.
This first video is of everyone entering the St. Pete Times Forum. It brought to mind sheep being herded.
This video is of the crowd performing the wave.
The final video is a shot of the crowd to get an idea of how many people were there. I even tried to shoot behind me so my section could be seen.