Today, my family and I all went to see Barack Obama speak in Minneapolis. It was amazing! The Target Center was just about filled to capacity. I have never seen such long lines in my life. We were part of a line that zig-zaged through the skyway. I took a photo of another line outside, which wrapped around the entire Target Center, and then went along the road and across a long bridge.
We stood in line for more than an hour before we able to go inside the Target Center. Luckily, we got in before the lower level was filled. We were able to sit there, and snuck past the volunteers to get into the VIP section, and we sat there. Minneapolis Mayor RT Rybek was shaking hands with people, and wanted them to call people on their cell phones. I handed him mine, and my sister Rachel got to talk to him. He told her to vote for Barack Obama. Rachel and Becky were at the rally, but came separately than me, Dave and my parents, so they were sitting in the nose bleed seats.
As fun as it was to have the mayor talking on my cell phone and sneaking into the VIP section, the best part was definitely seeing and listening to Barack, waving our signs and cheering for him. There was so much energy in the Target Center -- much more than for any Timberwolves game..LOL. I am so inspired by him that our country can be a better place for all people. For the first time ever, I'm excited to part of the political process. Here's some pics of Barack from today.