Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Democratic Convention Highlights and News

The DNCC is coming up and there is all sorts of speculation swirling around the record breaking event.

From Husted:

The Dems are coming! The Dems are coming! But where are they going to stay?

Barack Obama likes the gated Englewood manse of Level 3 CEO James Crowe. So we hear that's Obama-ville during the DNC - together with hotel suites for making deals and spinning wheels.

Hillary and Bill Clinton are booked into the Brown Palace. That's where Oprah is trying to stay. I had heard that she was renting a house in Country Club - but she was sniffing around the Brown last week.

The Kennedy clan needs a house - if you're brave.

The Temptations will play three nights at a mansion near First Avenue and Humboldt Street for some big Hollywood parties.

People say all the U.S. senators will be sleeping at JW Marriott at Cherry Creek - but that sounds iffy for security reasons alone. NBC is having a big party across the street at Prime 121.

Scheduled parties are mounting up fast - already at 400-plus. Host committee honcho Steve Farber says the roster could grow from 700 to 1,000. He's busy keeping track of his own: a welcome party hosted by Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck on Aug. 24 at the Denver Art Museum. And the law firm has booked a private room for every night of the convention at the Capital Grille. Fifty or so people will meet with players such as New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, mayors of big cities and others too important mention.

Dave's here.

In other DNC developments, Dave Matthews' people at the Mile High Music Festival on Sunday told insiders that the band was not currently signed to perform at the Aug. 24 Green Rocks Concert at Red Rocks with Sheryl Crow and Earth, Wind & Fire.

Besides where everyone is sleeping, it looks like it will be a kick-ass week. I wish I could head over to Denver and rock it with them all. Imagine if the Temptations and Dave both played on top of the already confirmed highlights. Springsteen will be in there area and is taking a curious week off that well. Bono will also be in town, but I doubt he'll get his head out of his ass long enough to play.

Who do you want to play there? I think it would be appropriate for (sp?) to play since he did write Obama's most popular Youtube song, "Yes, We Can."


Sid said...

Did you just show a little love for Dave? HA! I would love to be there...maybe I can still win the trip through the Obama website.