It almost would seem improper to not take a moment to acknowledge history in the making tonight. I didn’t know if I’d actually get a chance to watch Barack Obama‘s acceptance speech, but I didn’t expect to be standing in line waiting to register for the conference. You could tell there was something a-stir in the air. If it was any other year this month, and one was to waltz through a hotel lobby and observe a small gathering of individuals gazing at a TV screen, you would be right to guess it was the opening of the NFL season. But the energy here was less smash-mouth competitive adrenaline, and more inspired awe.
Half the attendees standing in line took a moment to pay attention to Barrack’s speech. Some were standing, some had been sitting. Some were young and some were old. But all were glued to the message. A lounge piano was summarily silenced and the volume on the TV was raised a few more bars as more people joined to watch.
Incidentally, Western Union is the title sponsor for this convention and they are out in full “bright-yellow” glory. We’ll have more on that tidbit later.