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Wed Jan 11, 2012, 10:14 AM

woohoo get to see the man today!!!

Dear Friends & Supporters,

We look forward to seeing you at our concert and reception with President Obama hosted by special guest Hill Harper and a performance by Grammy-nominated recording artist Janelle MonŠe. If you have purchased multiple tickets, please make sure your guests receive this information as well. Please read this message carefully as we want to make your experience as stress free as possible.

WHAT: Concert and Reception with President Obama, Hill Harper and performance by Janelle MonŠe

WHERE: UIC Forum |725 W. Roosevelt Rd | Chicago, IL

**Please enter on the Roosevelt Rd. side**

WHEN: Wednesday, January 11, 2012

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Reply woohoo get to see the man today!!! (Original post)
mopinko Jan 2012 OP
barbtries Jan 2012 #1
mopinko Jan 2012 #2
Whisp Jan 2012 #3
mopinko Jan 2012 #4
DevonRex Jan 2012 #5
mopinko Jan 2012 #6
DevonRex Jan 2012 #7
mopinko Jan 2012 #8
mopinko Jan 2012 #9
mopinko Jan 2012 #10
mopinko Jan 2012 #11
grantcart Jan 2012 #12
Whisp Jan 2012 #13
mopinko Jan 2012 #15
JNelson6563 Jan 2012 #14
mopinko Jan 2012 #16
JNelson6563 Jan 2012 #17

Response to mopinko (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2012, 10:23 AM

1. how exciting!

will they let you take pictures??

anyway, i would like a full report

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Response to barbtries (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 11, 2012, 10:34 AM

2. no gigando cameras.

not likely to be able to get anything great, but will have my trusty phone.

this is what they call a 'gen 44' event, which is to say that they wish that old broads like me would stay home. trouble is it is old broads like me that have the money for the tickets, so too bad, i'm going.

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Response to mopinko (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2012, 11:33 AM

3. lucky duck!

 

congrats and have a great time. Please make a report here, I love details, details!

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Response to Whisp (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 11, 2012, 11:50 AM

4. one of the perks of living in chicago.

every time he comes to town they take the opportunity to shake the money tree, i mean, meet with the peeps.

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Response to mopinko (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2012, 12:31 PM

5. Aw gee.

I'm so jealous. How's the weather there - frightful? Will it be a pain in the rear getting there? Will parking be a nightmare?

Please, give me something to think, well, I'm glad I'm not doing that today. PLEASE???

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Response to DevonRex (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 11, 2012, 01:16 PM

6. sorry.

sunny beautiful day, traffic will likely be unpleasant but well managed as always, and parking is $9, practically a steal by chicago standard, but stiff enough to keep the demand down.

if it makes you feel any better, i have a sore ankle. not quite healed from a break in october. standing is expected. why i will be driving. expect to limp home.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 11, 2012, 02:16 PM

7. Your poor ankle. I'm so sorry.

I've broken both heel bones. So I know what it's like to stand after a break.

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Response to mopinko (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2012, 03:31 PM

8. standing in line. small crowd.

pretty doggies sniffing around.
gorgeous ride down lsd. no traffic. easy parking.
half hour till the doors open.

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Response to mopinko (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2012, 07:32 PM

9. wow

more when i get home.

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Response to mopinko (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2012, 09:56 PM

10. ok, there are pics.

it's a little where's waldo. find the pres on the rope line. but he is in there.
i would have had awesome and amazing pics from the speech, except that the lights were too bright. i do think i have a couple slightly shopable- prove that i was there, 20 ft away, no shit it's the president-type, but that will take a little longer.
soon

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Response to mopinko (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 11, 2012, 11:11 PM

11. ok

out of respect for those of you, like me, who hate to see people's blurry pictures on their facebook page, i will just post one and a link to the album. sad little pictures, but i was right there, 20' away, and it was cool.
fired up and ready to go again.

shot from the rope line-


http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150467676020810.360507.682225809&type=3&saved

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Response to mopinko (Reply #11)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 03:26 AM

12. no enthusiasm there, lol

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Response to mopinko (Reply #11)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 10:28 AM

13. yay! thanks for posting.

 

is the transcript up anywhere or would there be one?

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Response to Whisp (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 01:27 PM

15. no transcript, i don't think. nothing on wbez's page. but

a good quote-
"i find myself agreeing with something jack kennedy said- the most surprising thing he found out about washington dc was that it was as bad as he said it was before he got there."

but the real message that he pounded on was that the same old trickle down doesn't work, and never, ever has.

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Response to mopinko (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 10:47 AM

14. How was it?

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Response to JNelson6563 (Reply #14)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 01:29 PM

16. it was cool.

at one point i was starting to tune out a little, yeah, i heard this speech 50 times, then- doh! he's right there. barely the distance across my living room.
and hitting the right note, imho- the shit the gop is selling DOES NOT WORK. NEVER DID. NEVER WILL.
a winning message, imho.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #16)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 12:31 PM

17. Awesome, so glad to hear it!

Sounds like an experience I might have. Have sat through so many speeches it gets boring but, if it' someone really special, well that's worth nudging yourself for!



Julie

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