The Obama Event

February 5, 2008

Here’s a sign on the wall of the Edward Jones Dome :

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Here’s the Gateway Arch and the Old Courthouse building , they were close to where the event was being held:

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And this is the (OOF-Out Of Focus) pic of the venue, I took it while jumping down from a fence: taken while jumping down from the fence The crowd wrapped around the building where the venue was, and here's the crowd going in: crowds entering the edward jones dome at america's center There were some people who were supporting another candidate: ron paul for president Capitalism was at its active best as we moved down the's capitalism with a "t".... tees for sale Here's money exchanging hands... crowds entering the edward jones dome at america's center And here are Obama buttons on sale: obama badges Here are the crowds inside the dome: the crowd inside the dome There were all sorts of people; here's a beautiful young woman and her even more lovely daughter: Pamela Morris-Thornton and Addison pmt70 at hotmail dot com And here's one I enjoyed taking, I am sorry to say (I am not sorry about posting this, the young woman was in a public space, sitting like that!)...what an ad for Levi Strauss! ad for Levi Strauss...taken at the convention Several officials came and they were fixing up wires all over the place: setting up the wires Here's the jewellery on one of the volunteers; she said she has been backing Obama since 1994: Jewellery on Obama volunteer's hand Cheerleaders and a band from Harriet Stowe University put up a nice show: cheerleaders from harris stowe u Finally, Obama appeared and started speaking. The acoustics were so bad that we could not understand a WORD that he said. But the crowd kept cheering nonetheless! barack obama speaking 020208 We felt we had quite enough of a campaign stop experience and came out, visiting the Gateway Arch by night, and came home Here's Obama's campaign tagline: obama's campaign line And since they didn't allow any food or drink to be brought from outside, the prices inside were obviously somewhat inflated: prices at the convention We felt we had quite enough of a campaign stop experience and came out,and passed the famous sculpture at one of the gates of the Zoo..that's one part of the sculpture, and the S3 is NOT a great camera for night photography... zoo gates sculpture 020208 We then went to TGIF, where this waiter was getting ready to join in the Mardi Gras that was on at a different location, with his multicoloured beads: waiter at TGIF wearning Mardi Gras beads 020208

We returned home at nearly midnight, and I think we would have been better off in front of the TV…but it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience!