Updated August 30th. I've amended this post to reflect the fact that I DID see Hillary's speech - and was very impressed with it (That speech was on Tuesday - not Monday, the night I missed everything). I guess I was so tired yesterday afternoon that I was having trouble remembering my own timeline.
I feel jet lagged – five nights w/just a couple of hours’ sleep will do that to you.
It was AMAZING to be at the Democratic National Convention… but I have to say that I missed more of the event than I got to see! Our press credential allowed just one person to be on the floor plus two on the perimeter at any time and we had to share those passes among ten women.
Our first night there, we got caught in a riot
so missed Hillary’s speech that night's speeches. I watched the second night on CSPAN alone in my room.
I finally got my turn at Pepsi Center on Wednesday, but couldn’t find the blogger room until just before Bill Clinton came on and it was full and they wouldn’t let me in and the deal had been that another member of the team would take the floor pass to see Biden, but then I couldn’t find the media tent where the blogger lounge was (there were five tents around the Pepsi Center). I got there just as Bill finished. I advised her to get her spot in the blogger room asap and told her where it was.
And then, just as Beau Biden started his speech, I started having technical difficulties with the internet connection and was dealing with that and ended up missing the rest of the evening’s speeches. So it was VERY FRUSTRATING.
Last night at Invesco, our press section faced the network news setups, so we couldn’t see the stage and had to watch everything on the JumboTron. But it was very exciting to be there and I think I got some good photos (have not had a chance to look at them yet).