The entire scene was indoors in the mammoth McCormick Place Convention Center. This blogger grew up in Chicago, and recognizes the huge space from attending the Chicago Auto Show so many times that cars were driven into my brain at a young age. But I digress.
Thanks to social media, we can see what it was like to be in McCormick Place just before and during President Obama’s speech.
If you’ve never been to an Obama Rally, this is a must see. The President’s rallies are more a pop-culture celebration of America: diverse, singing, dancing, fun (photo by Chicago Man on Flickr). You’ll hear everything from Al Green to U2 (always), to The Beatles “Twist And Shout” – which is really a celebration of that famous Chicago-based movie, Ferris Buehler’s Day Off.
It’s really an experience – a must be at experience.
You’ll see people dancing everywhere, high-fives, great and nice people all over the place.
Here we go!
Video from Fox News Radio, Chicago:
From JDMelin On YouTube, the McCormick Place Crowd Erupts:
And another view from LisaSilb on YouTube:
And this video from LisaSilb on YouTube give you an idea of how large the space is:
And this video must be seen by many: Obama campaign Al Green sing-along:
And here’s the crowd singing “Twist and Shout:”
Stay tuned for more!