Looks like Josh is about a mile from Invesco, where Obama will be giving his speech. Dedication. He has it.
Josh was filming some of the atmosphere outside the convention when he caught a bit of Code Pink, singing for peace. It's about 20 seconds in to this video. After the jump is another video from Josh of what appears to be a yelling, protesting toilet (?!). Interesting...
The illustrious Chuck Olsen from The Uptake got into Invesco Field at the DNC a little early and got some footage of Michael McDonald, also known as Rick Rey's all-time super-fave Yacht Rocker, rehearsing for his gig tonight singing America the Beautiful. In fact, he even got his ass onstage! Behind the scenes ftw!
Zadi and Josh head back to their hotels after a looooooong day. They shot tons more interviews for us to post, which we'll do as quickly as possible. Sorry about the dark video, such are the perils of live streaming. :)
Zadi talked to Mai Sakai, the Art Director of the DNC. The look of this year's event has been widely praised, and it has to be an enormous undertaking to design and oversee the creation of the look of such a massive event. Zadi and Josh are getting some great behind-the-scenes viewpoints on the people who make things actually happen.
Josh shot a video as the process of roll call started among the delegates from each state. This is where the delegates give their nomination decisions.
UPDATE: Added a second video of the proceedings directly from the event floor! After the jump!
Zadi and Josh talked to Michelle Robinson, the production supervisor for the DNC. Let's just say that she runs shit.
MIX member Jordan shared a video with us from the DNC of a female protester getting hit by a cop that ends with an odd twist. He asked if she posed a threat and deserved the attack.
Some members on the thread agree that it was unnecessary, excessive force while others would like more footage to see if the victim provoked the officer. Add your input on the thread.