So the Tent State protest group plans to camp out at City Park for the DNC, but the mayor says No Way! Looks like it will be sprinklers for whoever decides to stay past the park's 11pm curfew. No word on if they plan to spice up the water coming out of those sprinklers, but I hear they use the lake water for that, so camp at your own risk.

For a list of all planned protests, marches, political action groups, road closures and the like, go here.

Will Denver's dissenters stick to the muddled plan? Hard to say. Typically if there's going to be trouble, you'll see it in places like the more right-winged Colorado Springs. But this Convention is anything but (dare I?) - conventional. I think we can see anything from peaceful marches to radical Hillary supporters rampaging through the streets. It's anyone's guess if it go off without a hitch or end in tears.

Okay, the following facts were gleaned from [ profile] sandiaheights in Denver's 5280 magazine (wild applause):

A couple of the articles on the website can be dowloaded in their entirety, otherwise you have to cough up the dough and subscribe.

Here's the low down on what's inside! )

14 Days and Counting!
( Aug. 5th, 2008 09:46 am)
I'm using the new icon provided by [ profile] sandiaheights (thank you very much). It's the current cover of Denver's magazine 5280. For those of you confused by the number, that's a mile above sea level, otherwise known as why it's hard to breathe if you're not from around these parts. Conventioneers, don't go all crazy around Red Rocks. Try to pace yourselves, okay?

Feel free to use the icons or pics if you wish.

You can sign up here if you're from Denver and want a chance to attend Obama's acceptance speech Thursday, August 28th. Be warned, it's primarily a donation page. While you don't have to give a donation, I noted that they also do say you have an equal chance of getting in if you don't.

Protesters can chant a sigh of relief, as they and the public have been given the go ahead to use the VIP lot at Invesco on the last day of the convention. And to show they care, the city of Denver will be providing the bullhorns.

Wanna get a glimpse inside the Pepsi Center to see what a DNC transformed Pepsi Center looks like? If you can get tickets (info provided in the link) you can take a tour. Scroll down and read the comments at the bottom of the page if you want to see the typical Denver reaction to this. They're even less enthused then they were in the last YouTube installment of Things to Do in Denver during the DNC.

120 bloggers get access to DNC. Guess who wasn't invited. Ah well. I heard Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich weren't going to be duking it out there to see who leads the radical contingency anyway....

(Edit - sorry for the formatting issues earlier
Edit Mark 2 - links fixed.)




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