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Sunday, August 24, 2008

 10:52 PM 

Delegate Diary: The parties

Stan Davis
The convention has't started yet, but the parties are in full swing as most delegates and other DNC participants have made it to Denver. The Democratic National Committee party and the Friends of New Orleans All-Star Jam-Balaya have been getting rave reviews from those who attended. I chose to attend a tribute to the civil rights movement which was followed by a concert by a great R&B group called Maze featuring Frankie Beverly. The event was delayed for at least an hour by the first bomb threat of the DNC. Once we finally got in, there was a lengthy program to get through before the music was to begin. To make a long story short, it got so late that some of us went back to the hotel and never heard a note of music. Those who did said it was outstanding and they were also invited to attend an after party honoring the daughter of California Congresswoman Maxine Waters. Before leaving, I did see Danny Glover, Tavis Smiley, Bob Johnson (surprisingly to me), and my former mayor, the Honorable Marion Barry. I think I saw Disney star Corbin Bleu there too, but I would have needed my daughters Jenna and Jada there to confirm that it was him.

One great party related story from Sunday night came from Milwaukee delegate Milton Bond. Milton entered what he thought was a club in downtown Denver only to find that it was actually a private party being hosted by some DC lobbyists. When the door person asked him if he had RSVP’d, Milton responded by saying, "Hell, I'm not even invited." Despite this fact, the always giving nature of the lobbyists prevailed and they invited Milton in after which he proceeded to eat his weight in free food.

-- Davis is a government relations partner at Axley Brynelson LLP.

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