Bill Clinton


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.

GOTV Rally on Independence Mall with Hillary Clinton, President Obama, Michelle Obama, President Clinton, Chelsea Clinton and Jon Bon Jovi
Doors Open4:00 PM EDT
Program Start7:30 PM EDT
Where: Independence Hall, 520 Chestnut St. (Event Entrance at Corner of 4th St. and Chestnut St.), Philadelphia, PA 19106
SiriusXM will air the concert live on their E Street Radio channel.



This guy was down there too.

OK Now go read PhillyChitChat Philly Gossip and see where Katy Perry went to eat on Saturday night with Orlando Bloom


ALSO where Debra Messing wore this shirt in Philly on Friday night, and who she was with.

Scoop on Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom Dine, Nicki Minaj, Will Smith, Stevie Wonder, Debra Messing in Philly


At Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Hillary Clinton to Urge Pennsylvanians to Vote at Final Rally Before Election Day
Clinton to Make Closing Argument Joined By Her Family, President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama
At a rally the night before Election Day, 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, who will perform.
With Independence Hall as the backdrop, Clinton will urge Pennsylvanians to make history on Tuesday by electing her president so she can continue pushing for the American ideals of progress, inclusion, equality and strength that our founders enshrined in our Constitution there in 1787.
Along with President Obama, she will also lay out how the division and dangerous views espoused by Donald Trump in his campaign make him unqualified, unfit and unworthy to lead this great nation. President Obama will add that voting for Clinton on Tuesday is also a vote to build on the progress made under his presidency, such as protecting and strengthening expanded access to health care including women’s health, advancing LGBT equality, combating climate change, tackling college costs and student debt, expanding the right to vote, and more.
With more people voting in this election than any in history, Pennsylvanians can visit iwillvote.com to make a plan to vote on Election Day and find important voting information they may need.




Made in America Fashions and Celebrities in Attendance

Happy Made in America. I wasn’t there this year to shoot the best fashions, so I scoured social media to find them. There wasn’t a lot of photos of people, but there was a lot of photos of acts on stage.


And Beyonce with JayZ

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And Bill Clinton with fans, including notable Richard Bush, lead singer of my fav 80s band – The A’s

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Malia Obama stole the show


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After Jay Electronica invited them on stage

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This year I wasn’t credentialed to shoot the event as there was a huge demand from around the world. I did get offers to shoot it after the initial turn down, but decided to go away instead and Mike was very happy about the vacation.  Budwesier also invited me to be their guest, and bring a guest, but Mike was not up for the 8 – 10 hr day he’d have to endure with me cause I like to be there for most of the time (FOMO – LOL). Even though I had a great vacation, and saw things that were on my summer bucket list, I really missed it, the people, all the fun things to see, the music, but most importantly that it happens right here Philly. See you next year, Bud!! (BTW it’s hell living on the Parkway after MIA completes too, it’s actually worse since everyone is back from the shore. Do yourself a favor, do not drive near the Parkway for another week.)