What I Know So Far, Staging, How Long is the Line for Hillary Clinton Rally at Independence Park
First of all don’t be intimidated by the crowd that has already started to line up for tonight’s event. Hillary Clinton will campaign in Philadelphia, joined by President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton, on Independence Mall on Monday, November 7. The Clintons and Obamas will also be joined at the event by Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen, who will perform.
IN 2008, Just four days before the April 22 primary in Pennsylvania, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama made another campaign stop in Philadelphia. This time, the turnout was higher than expected. Frank Friel, director of security at the Independence Visitor Center, estimated that 35,000 people attended a rally for the senator Friday night. The estimate increased from an initial prediction of 10,000 before the rally began, another official said. (source)
So Far today’s line stretches nearly 5 blocks
230PM the line was nearing Pine Street
UPDATE as of 4PM the line is at 4th and Catherine
This is the north side of the stage, which will be completely blocked off to people. I happened upon it on the way to do my segment at Fox 29 this morning. The stage is to the right next to the Independence Visitor Center.
This is the view from across the street facing NORTH. The stage is to the left now FACING EAST, and in the center, which you really can’t make out is the PRESS RISER. It’s here were press from around the world will be capturing this historic event. Only notable guests, like families and and dignitaries will be seated here. BTW Where is Tim Kaine, will he be here tonight? Haven’t heard much about Tim lately….hmmm . I’m sure the powers to be have set up huge loud speakers, and TV Screens for youse way in the back. I did see gigantic lights in place to light up the night as if it were daytime.
YOU THE AUDIENCE, will be here, standing in front of the historic Independence Hall. Tens of thousands of you will be standing here, please leave your beach chairs at home. Bring a warm coat, and don’t drink too much water. If you’ve even been to TIME SQUARE on News Year’s, or heard about the stories, you know you’re not allowed to leave to go to the bathroom. Now I’m not sure that is the law of the land, but I do know if you have to go, there’s a good chance you’re not going to get back to the spot you were at earlier, unless your name is Melissa Leonard, she seems to be able to talk her way into anything, sports, celebrity parties, concerts, hanging on the field with the Eagles, hanging with One Direction in their hotel room, yeah her. Anyway you got the picture.
courtesy of Joan Rivera
courtesy of Joan Rivera
Newsweek has printed these up already to drop on Wednesday
I did this video this morning about the layout.
Program Start: 7:30 PM EDT
Where: Independence Hall, 520 Chestnut St. (Event Entrance at Corner of 4th St. and Chestnut St.), Philadelphia, PA 19106
This guy was down there too.
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