July 20, 2004

non-trivial issue: hall or perimeter, pool or pond?

A disadvantage to this whole blogging outsider status thing is that no one from "my organization" such as it is, has ever done this before. This whole "passes" issue is confusing to me.

My credential letter, which arrived last Monday, says that I have one perimeter pass and no hall passes. Perimeter passes don't get you in to the Fleet Center. Hall passes don't get you on to the floor. Floor passes don't get you on to the stage, but with all those TVs around it seems like it might be pretty crowded anyhow.

I've been reading other DNC blogger's sites and it seemed like some people have hall passes and some don't. In at least one case, a blogger that didn't have a hall pass asked for an "upgrade" and got it. So I sent an email to the coordinator who signed my credentialing letter and got a "sure thing, sorry for the confusion" email back. I guess this means that I can get hall access, even though that's not what my letter says. It might even mean that I was supposed to get hall access all along. It definitely means that, like most other big conventions/conferences that I've been a part of, and despite all the big security talk and inconvenience, there seems to be a certain half-assedness to who gets in and who doesn't, and how far in they get. At the very least, the communication about this access is confusing at best, especially for someone who is starting from square one. Posted by jessamyn at July 20, 2004 09:55 AM

I hope to see the bloggers out there (at BOTH conventions) paying attention to the topics that get ignored by the newshandlers and arrangement specialists, out of a pathetic and trembling fear that something unscripted might happen.
-Orange Mike

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26jul... blogger b'fast
27jul... bazaar
28jul... bash?
29jul... voter reg

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