Inside Mile High Stadium

I spent several hours inside Mile High Stadium in Denver before Barack Obama made his acceptance speech to Democratic delegates and thousands of others jammed into the NFL stadium of the Denver Broncos.

Not only were the delegates there early, but so too was the press corps. The space around the Radio-TV camera stand was absolute bedlam, with local stations and networks using sharp elbows to maximize their workspace in the hot sun.

What struck me most at first was a smell that I usually do not associate with political events that I have to cover - and that smell is - suntan lotion. Luckily I found some shade behind a stand for still photographers and took refuge there while doing a few live shots.

Inside, it looked any typical Saturday college football game or Sunday pro football game. All the hot dog stands were open, as they sold pretzels, popcorn, etc.

I spent several hours inside Mile High Stadium in Denver before Barack Obama made his acceptance speech to Democratic delegates and thousands of others jammed into the NFL stadium of the Denver Broncos. It was every bit as impressive of a venue as you might expect. The whole tiff over ...

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