Edwards homecoming rally

(Promoted by SD)

I volunteered at the rally. When I got there, I was given sign duty (markers + posterboard + bubble letters), and my husband was drafted into filling balloons. I escaped briefly to run down to meet y'all and get my name tag and some photos taken and say hi to folks before running back up to be split out into teams. (I helped with the ADA seating.)

It was great. When John came onstage, around 530, the energy was great. Like someone else said in the open thread, he hit all the points, and people cheered and applauded. His speech was very similar to the one from Iowa the other night, but to speechify at 5 sites in 4 days, getting one speech down is easier than 5!

I like his message. I like the idea of a level playing field. I like getting people up and doing things now, as opposed to waiting. Getting people out into the community. Most people look at the huge mess we're in and say "eh, what can I do?" and they answer that they can't do anything, but they don't know where to start. And by starting at home, Taking Action Now, we can get people who don't think they can make a difference to see that they can effect change, albeit a small one, at home. Like so many others, though, I need to know where to start, where to take the experiences and skills that I have and put them to good use.

I just wish he were for marriage equality...

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Was going to do a diary too, butcha beat me to it!

So I'll just post some pics I got. Hope lcloud and her hubby post theirs too!

RobertP. was there as a Captain and very busy...
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This is a group shot, but not everyone was in it.

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I made a BlueNC sign and a bunch of name tags. We held the sign up to gather our group. Once inside the gates to do a little advertising for BlueNC! This is George Pence, we were RAWKIN' to the music of a great bluegrass group.

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Once the crowds started to arrive, they came in masses.

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Crowds to the left of us.....

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Crowds to the right.....


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And John Edwards in the Middle! WooHoo!

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

I am so glad you came and spent some time with us A

Wish you had stayed with us, we had a great time. I have just about lost my voice from all the screaming! You guys are NUTS! (I love you all for it!)

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

Arrrrrggggg

the text lined up with these pics in the preview. Wonder what happened....

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

When she looked our way

I waved it at her and she gave us the thumbs up! She is an amazing woman. Hope she comes back to BlueNC for another "chat".

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

It was great meeting everyone!

I have uploaded some of the video on youtube (including a great clip of BlueNCers) but it's taking forever for them to process it. I'll link it when it's ready.

I forgot to tell everyone at the event, Greg Flynn posted a hello on the liveblog thread to all BlueNCers!

hey

no blue south picture haha.

sorry i didnt get to meet more than a couple of you. some of us were pretty busy. im glad so many bluencers were volunteering though.

HelpLarry.com

"Keep the Faith"

Wonder who this could be....

looks pretty blue to me ;)


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No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

goofy smile

glad I got to say hey though. I was worried that I would be too busy to meet everyone. Now I have faces for at least some of the names.

HelpLarry.com

"Keep the Faith"

It was wonderful meeting you and everyone

If you had been able to hang with us you wouldn't be calling that smile goofy....If I can get lcloud's permission, I'll post a pic of her doing a Mic Jagger impression.

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

No way.

That one's not for publication :-D

"Be the change you wish to see in the world." - Ghandi

LMAO!

McJagger impression? God, I hope she lets you post it!

I'm trying to find that video of you dancing but seem to have lost some stuff. The band was great and what about Mudcat?

::sigh:::

Go ahead - post it, Momo. I look better than Mick ever did. :-D (if I could figure out an emoticon for big pouty lips, I would.)

"Be the change you wish to see in the world." - Ghandi

WOO HOO here she is in her best pouty glory....


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Bora in the background enjoying the moment!

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

ok.....

Now, you owe ME a beer.

"Be the change you wish to see in the world." - Ghandi

Can't get no...

...satisfaction respect. Looks like you've had one too many already.

The scary thing....

...is that I only had one. I'm a cheap date. But I'm fun.

"Be the change you wish to see in the world." - Gandhi

Oh God, you got me dancing?

Was it with Nan, Lcloud, Hubby, or George....seems we did quite a bit o' dancing out there. It was fun and the whole crew was a hoot! Loved meeting you! When ARE we going to get together again?

Mudcat was great, sure wish he came back and talked more. And what ever happened to Brad? We had a name tag made up for him, after all, he's a registered BlueNCer!

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.