Yesterday I decided I had to be out and about with other folks on such a potentially momentous day. For better or worse I needed the comfort of community, so I joined one of my friends at the Obama Phone Bank at Sunset Gower Studios.
The energy was amazing. So many people came out to help on election day. As electoral results came in, folks cheered, jumped up and down, clapped, and chanted YES WE CAN while watching MSNBC projected on the wall.
After the polls closed and victory was certain, the remaining few crowded around a computer monitor to watch McCain give his concession speech. As much as I hate McCain, this was the best speech ever by him!
Later we headed over to the Hyatt for the Obama Victory Celebration. At first, it did not look promising that we would get in. Crowds gathered, mingled, and periodically broke out in cheers and chants as the LA Fire Department pleaded with everyone to just go home, but how could we?
Thankfully, fellow Phone Bankers had secured a room, so we were in!
We crowded around TVs watching results pour in whilst pouring champagne in celebration.
Eventually, we made our way down to the big party. So many drunk, dancing Democrats!
What a night! What an election! What a race!
I couldn't help but camp it up for this shot...
At one point a whole slew of people climbed up on the stage in crazy celebration.
A night to remember forever!!!