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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.

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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)

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So Far today’s line stretches nearly 5 blocks

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230PM the line was nearing Pine Street

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UPDATE as of 4PM the line is at 4th and Catherine

 

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

 

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courtesy of Joan Rivera

courtesy of Joan Rivera

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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.

 

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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

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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

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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.

 

 

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

Philly Gossip on PhillyChitChat Every Sunday and Thursday – Scoop on Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom Dine, Nicki Minaj, Will Smith, Stevie Wonder, Debra Messing in Philly

Good Sunday morning.  So sad it’s almost over but let’s celebrate and get out today and enjoy this last weekend of super beautiful fall blooms.

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I’m headed to Lancaster and areas north and west to see what I can capture today. This is General Meade, he’s located behind the Please Touch Museum.  So many Clinton celebrity events I had to miss this election cycle as I was booked to shoot client parties or working the following day getting these photos into the media, and sending the unused ones back to clients. Let’s see what I did get, and what I pulled off of social media. It’s another edition of Philly Gossip PCC. (Sundays and Thursdays right here.)

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Friday night Stevie Wonder performed for a Hillary Clinton GOTV at Coda Philly, hey all my friends are in this photo. As I predicted he sang everyone’s favorite song “Isn’t She Lovely”, I guess that wasn’t a surprise. Me I went to the circus, see photos Monday in the Metro.
When I passed by at 6PM, the line was nearly a block long. I spoke to those in the front and they had gotten there at 130PM for their hopefully front row position.
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I got back from the UniverSoul Circus in Fairmount Park (it was great) in time for the GOTV Gayborhood Bar Crawl with politicians and celebs on Friday night.
Mover, shaker, millennial standout and Liberty City Democrat Board Member Malcolm Kenyatta, Gene Barbera (FOR  ie Friend of Rendell) and Debra Messing

 Debra Messing on Friday night. Originally it was reported that Cyndi Lauper was to join
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Former Gov. Ed Rendell, Katie McGinty’s brother John McGinty (Katie was in Pittsburgh), Rep Brian Sims, and Debra Messing on a GOTV Gayborhood Bar Crawl Friday night, but my sources tell me that Cyndi never confirmed. In honor of Cyndi, Debra Messing belted out “True Colors” at Tavern on Camac, Philly’s oldest singing piano bar. She was joined in by the hundreds of Hillary fans who jammed the downstairs bar. I originally couldn’t get in the front door, so I ran downstairs through the restaurant and up the back-staircase to get this shot.

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The shirt Messing was wearing was cray cray, but people on my social media loved it. I didn’t know how I would watermark my shot, as I thought it might go viral, so I wrote Hughe between the phones. It worked cause people searched on my name all weekend. If you google HughE my stuff comes up first.

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As I said earlier so many Clinton celebrity events I had to miss this election cycle as I was booked to shoot client parties. My mortgage appreciates it, plus honestly life goes on and charities
need love too. Last night so many amazing charity galas were held. I covered The Harvest Ball, whose decor was spectacular as you’ll see this week in my photos. Then I headed to the Devereux Hope Gala at Vie, OMG the turnout this year was huge. It was Havana nights and everything was so Cuban cute, including the cigar maker. Across town it was the Union League’s Fall Ball, which press is never allowed to photograph so don’t expect to see those photos. A few blocks away was the CCTC Roundup, which is always a fun time, especially as folks frolic in the hay. Anywho…. after the Katy Perry concert at the Mann with Hillary Clinton, Shonda Rhimes (r) Debra Messing, Cory Booker, Madeline Albright, Katy McGinty, Dwight Evans, Bob Brady and did I mention Shonda Rhimes, Katy and friends headed for dinner.

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With Philly’s own M Night Shyamalan seen here getting into his car with his wife Bhavna Vaswani . This is the end of the night as they left through the front doors of  the newly adorned 4 Bells by Inquirer’s Craig LaBan Vedge, (1221 Locust Street) whereas

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Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom left through the backdoor. This was a tough shot as there were 6 fans waiting when I arrived about midnight
to wait for their departure, and they were pressed up against the window, but LOVE THAT KATY PERRY AMERICAN FLAG purse
I’m always impressed how the fans find out
these things, seems someone saw them go in and put it on Social Media.

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It was sad as well to hear them plead with Katy for a moment of her time. It’s always hard because as a fan you think you’re idol is going to stop for a moment or at least wave, but for the celebrity they’re off the clock after a certain hour. Plus if there’s more than 4 fans, it’s really hard to do so. One of the fans ran a Katy Perry blog site. So she really was in the know.

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I ran into future President Cory Booker. I love him, so charismatic. I wonder if he’ll get married before his run in 2024. When I used to cover celebrities in NYC, he was dating Gayle King, Oprah’s BFF

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Still together after all these years, Nikki Minaj and Meek Mill sitting courtside at the Sixers last night. How about the kid behind them with the “side eye” or the gal trying to snap a photo, so fun. Who’s that guy next to Meek, he looks familiar?

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Will Smith was at his home in Philly this past week, The Ritz, where he ran into Tony Piazza

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Finally congrats to  Katie Cavuto (Food Network star, Phillies nutritionist and runs HealthyEats.com) and Ashli Mizell, award winning interior designer on their wedding this past weekend. So adorable. Go out and enjoy today, Go Eagles and Vote for Hillary please, so we don’t have to have our marriages invalidated. I don’t care if Trump held up a Rainbow Flag, he wants the my marriage to be decided by the states, not Federally. I want to keep my marriage safe.

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On A Sad Note, Marilyn Russell departs Ben FM

The Fox29 ladies, from left: Jenny Joyce, Alex Holley with Marilyn Russell, BenFM who was laid off from Ben FM last week. She sent all her friends and partners in business this note Sunday. Here they are at Marilyn Russell’s branded “Women of the Week” luncheon.

If you haven’t heard I was also affected by the recent radio sale of Ben FM. After 12-years of hard work, absolute dedication and helping to build a respected brand here in Philadelphia, I was unceremoniously told my services would no longer be needed…without getting into too much detail (it’s grueling) I’ll simply ask you you please continue to be my friend, support my projects as I’ve done with you and/or for you for so many years. For me business is personal. I’m blessed to have great client relations and many clients are asking me to continue as their brand ambassador which makes me feel that it wasn’t all for naught. There are many broadcast platforms and I’m taking time to find the right one by which to continue connecting with the great community of people within my home town of Philadelphia. I’m down but not out. Please don’t forget about me ♥️👍 ~ Marilyn
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I’m With Her – Behind The Scenes Video at DNC

Hillary for America is releasing a new web video giving supporters never-before-seen, backstage access to last week’s Democratic Convention in Philadelphia. Supporters get to witness primetime speakers including President Obama, Vice-President Biden, and former President Clinton before and after their remarks. Over four nights, the Democratic National Convention had over 100 million TV viewers plus millions more on social media.

The new video shows a optimistic, forward-looking, and historic convention where Clinton made history by accepting the Democratic Party’s nomination for President. She delivered a message to all Americans about the universal values that define us as Americans and challenges we face. She called on Americans to join her and stand together, because we are stronger together – America is at its best when we work together to solve our biggest challenges.

 

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DNC Day 4 – Hillary’s Victor Party – Celebs In Town

Day 4, the final day. Sorry about missing Day 3, hopefully you saw my photos in Philly Mag and Philly.com, and caught me on Fox 29 yesterday. Hillary

After being on Good Day I headed over to the Convention Center, more like limped as I really hurt both my feet after standing for nearly the entire week. While on my way to pick up my “Thursday” DNC pass, I saw Danny Glover. He looked much better than the day before.

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I then went home for a couple hours to do work. I chatted with my buddy John McDevitt from KYW News Radio and made arrangements to go out and find stories.

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Here’s John interviewing a congressman from Vermont, who was about to board a bus for the Wells Fargo

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I stood by and caught the fashionable

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Senator Elizabeth Warren was in for a Democrats for Woman event on Tuesday and Robin Roberts of Good Morning America was in for dinner on Tuesday night at Davio’s. Mary Louise Parker caught the Snoop Dogg concert at the Electric Factory last night. The show went on at 230AM and the place was packed I hear; Snoop got back to the Hotel Monaco as the sun was rising. So glad I didn’t do that one. Brooklyn Beckham and Chloe Grace Morentz were spotted leaving the Sofitel Hotel last night on their way to the DNC Wells Fargo.

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Then I said hey John I hear Hillary’s Victory Party is at the Kimmel Center. let’s go check it out. I told him it’d be hard to shoot Hillary as she would probably go in the back and there would be lots of security, but more than likely some celebs would go through the front with the guests.

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We stopped by Bop and got a shot of Hillary and David Song, GM of Bop

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Small world, just at that moment Mike Jerrick and Chris Murphy were heading to dinner at Bop. I decided not to go to the last night, cause I was exhausted, I hadn’t slept in two days and my feet as I mentioned were in so much pain. I should have worn sneakers this week. It’s ok too, the Wells Fargo was so packed, hot and water was $4.50. i watched the historic night from my couch with the husband before John came and picked me up about 1130PM

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OK fast forward to midnight. John and I returned to the Kimmel Center and Hillary Clinton’s after party. Sometimes it’s hard to tell who’s a celebrity, especially if you don’t really watch TV or read celebrity magazines, but hey I think these two could potentially be one….

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Harvey Hurdle and Kevin Yoder

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Also spotted at the party Laetitia Garriott de Cayeux, entrepeneurs for Clinton organization and Richard Garriott, billionaire Video Gamer and 2nd private citizen to fly to space. (Philly.com will have his pix up shortly for your enjoyment. John picked him out of the crowd cause he was fun dressed, and then I shot him for the same reason, but it was random, we didn’t know his amazing story. )

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Dustin Lance Black who was also in town for Equality Forum.

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Around 2AM – President soon to be First Gentleman, Bill Clinton, Madame President Hillary Clinton with Senator Tim Kaine and his wife Anne Holton.