Tuesday, February 26, 2008

We've Got The Fever!

So, it was big news that the Democratic debate was here last week. Unfortunately, we had to watch it on TV. Poor Shirley didn't win a ticket to see her hero, Barack Obama. But because so few people got to see him live at the debate, the next day he made a short trip to Edinburg and Corpus Christi and then came back to Austin. This gave MOTL and the other union stage hands time to build his stage. I was tired from getting ready for our big move and MOTL was tired from building a stage. But we decided to walk up that big ass hill to go see Barack Obama. When we got to the top of the hill, we saw all of the people. They estimated that over 20,000 came to stand in the street and see him.

Needless to say, his speech rocked. We were kind of far away...

So here is a fuzzy close up.

But no one told us that we needed to pack a bag. I didn't even take a purse with me. I felt so unprepared after I saw this:

Next time, I will remember to pack a bag to go to a rally. So tomorrow, MOTL is traveling to San Marcos to build and tear down another stage for Barack Obama. We've both early voted and look forward to caucusing on March 4th. We get to vote early and often! We've got Obama Fever!


mad said...

You vote AND caucus? How the heck does that work?

pineapple said...

It is the Texas Two Step. Our delegates are divided between the election and then the rest are divided between districts and are determined by caucus meetings held on election day. We go to our precinct meetings and get to vote again! Fun!