"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)



Some pictures from Friday's Obama rally:
Crowds estimated at 20,000. We were in the secure zone, but those people on the hill were not.
Some seriously bright lights. This was well after one of the bands sang a song called "Obamalujah." I'm not making that up. The rest of the pre-Obama recorded music was pretty fun, though. Lots of what can only be described as Soul Train-esque 70's funk, and he departed to classic Stevie Wonder with "Signed, Sealed, Delivered." If that's what's on Obama's ipod, he may swing me. :)
The speech was Obama's standard stump speech. It lasted about 50 minutes and was pretty much the same as the one in Houston last Tuesday that was televised. Still, I was glad to see Obama when he was "on," especially since the last time I saw him speak was so disappointing.
This little boy's grandmother was determined that he would see Obama and understand what was going on. At one point, the kid said, "Is he white or brown?" "He's brown, like you," said his grandmother.


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