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(22,031 posts)
Thu Jul 28, 2016, 02:36 PM Jul 2016

DNC Day 3 Mega-Photo Recap!

Greetings once again from Philadelphia! Wednesday found the Admins with tired legs and sore feet, not to mention just a tad hungover from the Arizona delegation shindig on Tuesday night. Those guys really do know how to party.

But the show goes on, and so must we! So here's our collection of photos from Wednesday. (See here for Monday and Tuesday.)

We spent the early part of the day in the Convention Center, which really is a vast place.

Where it is very easy to get lost...

I eventually made it to Hall G, a very relaxing media spot where I could plug in my laptop and drink free coffee, to prepare Tuesday's photo recap thread.

Meanwhile, Skinner decided to go see what was going on elsewhere in the Convention Center. There was another PoliticalFest exhibition here with yet more interesting exhibits.

By the time I was done posting the photo recap thread we didn't have too much more time to hang around, so we headed over to the arena. Walking around the concourse it seemed that there were noticeably fewer protesters inside the building than there had been on previous nights. To be clear, at no time did we see anybody causing a major disruption in the concourse, but there were definitely quite a few "buster"/Green Party types hanging around on Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday seemed relatively free of those folks.

Although there were a handful of exceptions.

The Trumpbuster guy was back again today! Here's a much better shot of his buttons.

Also spotted on our way in: Keith Ellison...

And Terry McAuliffe.

Once again we only had one Hall credential so it was Skinner's turn to patrol the concourse while I took a seat inside the arena. It was a full house, so I had to sit in the media area which was way up behind the stage.

Unfortunately this meant I wasn't able to get the best shots of the speakers, but it was still cool to be in the hall to see:

Jerry Brown

Chris Murphy

Gabby Giffords

And a very powerful speech from Christine Leinonen, who lost her son in the Orlando nightclub shooting.

Meanwhile, Skinner was checking out the activity in and around the arena, spotting:

Rosa DeLauro

Robby Mook

Ron Wyden

A psychic vampire

And Frank Luntz wearing his Hamilton jammies.

He also found time to play a bit of Mario Kart (apparently there is a gaming tent here which NOBODY TOLD ME ABOUT!!)

And pondered whether posting a photo of the Instagram booth to Instagram would break the space-time continuum.

Which it did.

Back inside the hall, Donald Trump was getting his ass kicked hard by a series of speakers:

Rear Admiral John Hutson

Leon Panetta, who got some boos from protesters in the crowd, but made a solid case for why President Donald Trump would be a complete and utter disaster for America.

And Michael Bloomberg. Trump must have been punching tiny holes in the wall at this point.

Back outside, Skinner encountered this gentleman who was giving a press conference to at least several semi-interested reporters. He was making a strong case for why it was imperative that the superdelegates change their minds within the next 48 hours to prevent Hillary Clinton becoming the nominee, apparently not aware that she had already been officially nominated the night before. "A" for effort though.

Inside the hall it was getting increasingly difficult to take good pictures because the major speakers weren't appearing on the large hall screen, so even if I posted them you wouldn't really be able to tell who was who. However, I did get some short videos which you can see at the following links:

What the World Needs Now! (Part 1)
What the World Needs Now! (Part 2)
Joe Biden's big entrance
A bit of Lenny Kravitz
Tim Kaine: do you really believe Donald Trump?
The end of Tim Kaine's speech
President Obama's big entrance!
It gets loud for POTUS!

Meanwhile, Skinner managed to get the score of the night. He wouldn't tell me how, but I have to assume it involved some kind of Jedi mind trick. Passes to the CNN Grill.

While he was over there he managed to catch Tim Kaine's speech...

And raised a glass to POTUS.

Back in the hall, I sneaked out right before the end of the big speech -- my phone battery was almost dead -- but I managed to get a better pic of the President up on the big screen from behind the Washington delegation.

And the other reason I needed to sneak out slightly early was so I could meet up with DUer JusticeForAll after the speech. He's a member of the Arizona delegation!

As the arena festivities had ended, it was time to head over to the CNN Grill to take advantage of free convention stuff.

Free CNN beer!

Free CNN wings!

Free CNN Jenga?

In case you ever wondered what Don Lemon looks like from the back, voila.

And finally, we really did almost break the space-time continuum as I got a photo of Skinner in the CNN Grill, on CNN, taken on a TV showing CNN, in the CNN Grill.

Mind blown! One more night to go and the final update tomorrow, or you can follow our updates live on Instagram and Twitter. Thanks for reading!

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DNC Day 3 Mega-Photo Recap! (Original Post) EarlG Jul 2016 OP
These are great! NurseJackie Jul 2016 #1
These updates are the best! n/t cynatnite Jul 2016 #2
Free speech and all that, madamesilverspurs Jul 2016 #3
Thanks for this!!! ailsagirl Jul 2016 #4
I love these! I attended a trade show there a few years ago. Pacifist Patriot Jul 2016 #5
Positively joyous positive photojournalism! yallerdawg Jul 2016 #6
Enjoyed 'em! GoCubsGo Jul 2016 #7
the last one is out of this world!!! KT2000 Jul 2016 #8
Every picture tells a wonderful story (the text exchange--hilarious!) but my favorite of the lot MADem Jul 2016 #9
That one made me chuckle! sheshe2 Jul 2016 #11
My fav also. Little Star Jul 2016 #21
I know, she looks so happy to see him! n/t Beartracks Jul 2016 #35
These are GREAT. Thank you. lamp_shade Jul 2016 #10
EarlG, It was so great to meet you! JusticeForAll Jul 2016 #12
These are great! Libby2 Jul 2016 #13
K&R! DemonGoddess Jul 2016 #14
Thanks for sharing, again. nt Stellar Jul 2016 #15
I'm curious to know what CNN beer tastes like. Tommy_Carcetti Jul 2016 #16
EW! liberalnarb Jul 2016 #23
"Too close to call." pinboy3niner Jul 2016 #40
thank you for providing a few really big grins onethatcares Jul 2016 #17
lol lol lol....that last one! hibbing Jul 2016 #18
Thanks for the Great Pictures. Looks like a great time!!!!!!!! still_one Jul 2016 #19
Love these. Thanks so much! Little Star Jul 2016 #20
Awesome. Thanks!! PeaceNikki Jul 2016 #22
Thanks for these. Very fun. Loved that pic of Skinner starting to hug R B Garr Jul 2016 #24
I love these pics! Thank you, makes me feel like I was there. eom rivegauche Jul 2016 #25
You guys are awesome! AwakeAtLast Jul 2016 #26
"Trump must have been punching tiny holes in the wall at this point." Lucinda Jul 2016 #27
That was my favorite line too!! spooky3 Jul 2016 #32
these pictures are such a huge treat Skittles Jul 2016 #28
These are so cool ismnotwasm Jul 2016 #29
thanks! shireen Jul 2016 #30
Thanks. L. Coyote Jul 2016 #31
"punching tiny holes in the walls" Hassin Bin Sober Jul 2016 #33
Did DUers give Skinner Generic Other Jul 2016 #34
I must have given him at least one. In_The_Wind Jul 2016 #37
Donkey in heals! Love it! lonestarnot Jul 2016 #36
K&R treestar Jul 2016 #38
Great job TNNurse Jul 2016 #39
Wonderful! Loved it all, guys. Hortensis Jul 2016 #41
i like this one trueblue2007 Jul 2016 #42
You and me both. Lol. I ended up placing the order, though, Hortensis Jul 2016 #43


(22,922 posts)
4. Thanks for this!!!
Thu Jul 28, 2016, 02:43 PM
Jul 2016

I forgot to mention how moved I was by Gabby Gifford's speech. What an amazing person!!


(16,104 posts)
6. Positively joyous positive photojournalism!
Thu Jul 28, 2016, 02:49 PM
Jul 2016

What a shared experience!

And now - The Grand Finale!

Tomorrow, we wake up to a slightly different but immeasurably better world!

On to November!


(135,425 posts)
9. Every picture tells a wonderful story (the text exchange--hilarious!) but my favorite of the lot
Thu Jul 28, 2016, 02:57 PM
Jul 2016

has got to be this one:


(1,222 posts)
12. EarlG, It was so great to meet you!
Thu Jul 28, 2016, 03:34 PM
Jul 2016

Just gotta tell everyone - DU was so crucially influential in my political awakening. In 2001 there was so much turmoil going on with Bush v Gore and your site provided (and still continues to provide) a way to see, read, and hear everything relevant to politics. My eyes were opened and my political journey had begun!

Thanks to you and Skinner and the dedication of thousands of members, I was able to keep alert and connected to the rest of the world regarding news, and even more importantly opinions from such a wide spectrum of people.

Democratic Underground truly sparked my activism, resulting in me being here at the 2016 Convention! Tonight is going to be amazing!

Thank you for the many years of keeping this great website as relevant, informative, and FUN as it has always been!

Onward to November!



(16,231 posts)
17. thank you for providing a few really big grins
Thu Jul 28, 2016, 04:33 PM
Jul 2016

It looked nothing like the other sides convention. Hell, representatives seemed to be mingling with the commoners.

Wassup with that?

Glad you posted these threads.



(10,120 posts)
18. lol lol lol....that last one!
Thu Jul 28, 2016, 04:48 PM
Jul 2016

Still loving it you guys! It looks like you are having so much fun! Keep posting!


R B Garr

(17,026 posts)
24. Thanks for these. Very fun. Loved that pic of Skinner starting to hug
Thu Jul 28, 2016, 06:30 PM
Jul 2016

Hillary. And you got in the CNN Grill, nice!

Very fun pics. What an exciting opportunity.


(58,785 posts)
43. You and me both. Lol. I ended up placing the order, though,
Fri Jul 29, 2016, 07:45 PM
Jul 2016

for a button because I can wear that out, and I also bought the scarf. I figure I can take an indelible marker to the "2016" if I want and wear "her" for years, kind of a secret signal.

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