I just listened to Sheryl Crow sing and it was great. Unfortunately, I am not here to see a rock concert. If I was I wouldn't mind that this isn't set up for the media. Or at least the lowly print media. First of all, there is no AC in this cramped stadium seat so I will run out of juice long before Barack hits the stage. Second, the blasted TV people have their giant scaffolding right in front of the rest of us so we can't see the stage. Third, I can't seem to hold a signal in here. I lost 10% battery just waiting for my air card to find a signal.
I will file for as long as I can but there is definitely no room to pull out my scanner and send sketches during the event. I did that during the Super Bowl and I was looking forward to doing it again. But my knees are hitting the seat in front of me and I have to stand up every time someone wants to get in or out of my row. But I will soldier on because that's what Obama would want me to do. I will strain my neck to see the stage, bruise my knees and run out to the stairwell to try and find a plug.
I will definitely file later tonight with drawings but for now it will just be text. And only for as long as my battery holds out. I am already down to 66%. Yikes. Bill Richardson is on. I'll be back.