Downtown Denver is abuzz with politics. The 16th Street Mall is a whole lot busier that usual.
That’s to be expected, since the majority of the 50,000 expected Democratic Convention visitors have now arrived. I didn’t spend too much time downtown today, the kickoff party last night sapped my energy and I’m looking forward to a little rest before the circus really begins tomorrow.
Not to mention, traffic was a real pain in the but, and all of my secret, never fail parking spaces downtown were taken. Arggh!
I still got the chance to get a taste of what’s to come. A group of 20-somethings, almost a dozen, walking down the mall near Court Street, chanted “NoBama,” with signs and T-shirts that matched the sentiment. A woman, enjoying a beer on the patio of the Capitol Bar, was pulled into it all, shouting back, “No McCain.”
Her response wasn’t nearly as clever, but I suspect that’s just a sign of more clashed between McCain and Obama supporters throughout the week.
—Jacob Harkins, Yellow Scene Magazine editor
More DNC coverage here.