About half an hour before the telly announced the presidential results, I was struck by the thought that it was really savvy of Obama & his camp to hold the rally/celebratory party at a huge a space as Grant Park where everyone could celebrate, not just a few select guests. Watching the tv it felt like I was watching a scene from I dunno, Lollapalooza or something. The crowd was massive!!!
Mr. Bex and I left the house at around 4:30 for dinner, and people were pouring into the park area east of The Art Institute. The mood was festive, there were street vendors hawking t-shirts, flags and buttons and the weather was more than cooperative; it was an amazing 61 degrees this November evening!!! It seemed every other person was wearing an Obama shirt or button.
The actual announcement on the telly was a bit of anti-climax seeing that it was obvious Obama was kicking McCain's ass; but the people's reaction was great to see, I mean, with the historic significance and all. It was a huge party at Grant Park for sure, and Mr. Bex was beside himself!!! This is what he posted on his Flickr page.
Brilliant moving speech by Obama, let's hope that he gets the support he needs to keep the country going forward.
Rumor has it that Brad Pitt was there too, we saw Oprah on the telly, Spike Lee and the Rev. Jesee Jackson.
In other news, I have completely fallen in love with this.
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