Monday, October 27, 2008

My First Rally!!

FYI: Sorry that my blogs are soooo behind. Brint is constantly on the computer for school/homework, and it seems to take forever to download my pics. So sorry if I'm a little behind! This next event actually took place on Oct 25, 2008...

So Brint told me on Friday that he could get us free tickets to see Sarah Palin in a rally at the Civic Center, let me tell you I really didn't jump at the chance. It wasn't for any dislike for her, I really think she is an amazing person. I think I wasn't excited because I really didn't want to go the the Civic Center on a sunday, find a parking spot, and stand in a very long line. Waaa, waaa! We went and let me just say it was such a great experience.

When we got there the line went all the way around the city block of the Civic Center. I thought we would NEVER get in. Brint left me in line, and went to the front of the building to see if there were any free posters or stickers. He found Nelia, her family, Jen Wilmer, and Jordan from the ward near the front of the line. We knew they would be there, but not that close to the front door. So they invited us to sneak into the line.... I know, I know it was the sabbath and we were cutting in line. Uggghhh!

If there was any punishment it was standing there for two hours just waiting for the doors to open. Everyone was in a chest to cheek mass. Kind of interesting as I listened to the sounds of protesters behind us, and a group of church goers in front singing amazing grace. Oh I could go on, and on about the experience on the outside of the Civic Center alone. The one thing I do want to say was that Nelia's mom rocked!! She was like herding her sheep making sure we all got in no matter what. I think she's been to a rally or two!

Whew, finally got inside. When we were inside the center, it was like walking into your television. The stage, chairs, flags, posters, banners, lights, cameras, reporters, secret service agents, podium, and tele-prompter were just like it is on TV. It was very surreal. Here are some shots of when we first arrived. Of course Nelia scored some great seats between the music stage and Sarah Palin's stage.

Now there is so much to be said about our experience there, but I think the pics are so much more fun to look at.

They even had Sarah Palin look alikes. There was a little girl who was a mini-me of Sarah Palin. The funniest part was that people were stopping them to take their picture with them. Everyone was having so much fun there. We did the wave to many times to count. Funny how humans have the most fun with the simplest things!

Here she is... the next V.P. of the United States of America!

This is us with Sarah Palin... well if you click on the picture and look to the left of us, she is just below the girl who is walking on the blue stage with a white top on. Oh and their is a small blue poster next to her face. It's a stretch, but technically we got our picture "with" her... he, he!

Thanks to Nelia and her family, for giving us an amazing oppertunity and a great day!!


Carmen said...

I'm sooo jealous! (In a nice way). ;)
Sarah Palin came here...well close to here a couple weeks before the election and I SO wanted to go. But, it was in the middle of the day...had no one to watch kids, etc. Anyway, what a awesome experience. I'm hoping she'll run in 2012...Ronnie and I really like her! :)

Marsha said...

I am sure that was an awesome experience. Like you, I do not know that I would have jumped for joy, but in the end it would have been AWESOME. That is Ruby's new favorite word.