2008 Democratic National Convention - Media Welcoming Party genre: Polispeak

Last night, I attended the Media Welcoming Party, held at Elitch Gardens in Denver...the same venue (relocated) that played a role 100 years prior during the 1908 Democratic National Convention. The 9,000 attendees were treated to an abundance of food, drink, and entertainment. Two particular items caught my attention. The first, found near the entrance to the park, was the following painting of the Democratic candidate, Barack Obama.

The second item was the appearance of the Flobots, an up and coming band from Denver. The group, steeped in powerful lyrics focused upon issues confronting our nation, delivered an impassioned performance. The following video features their song, Stand Up.

For those who may not be that familiar with the band, I've also included the music video for their song, Handlebars. The song is from their album, Fight With Tools, which was released late last year. You can find out more about the band and their efforts to make a difference at their website here. Their MySpace page can be found here.

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Flobots - Stand Up

Flobots - Handlebars

Tagged as: Barack Obama, Democratic National Convention, Denver, DNCC, Elitch Gardens, Flobots, Katrina

Daniel DiRito | August 24, 2008 | 8:31 AM
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