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38. Thanks for the memories and congrats for doing something
Sat Jul 30, 2016, 05:43 PM
Jul 2016

that I've yet to do - actually go inside the Wells Fargo Center (formerly the Wachovia Center that was formerly the First Union Center, that originally opened as the Corestates Center). Of course it is owned by Comcast (Spectacor).

This is the facility's 20th year in existence!

Great set of pics! As a note, my mom and I attended the ribbon-cutting opening of the PA Convention Center back in 1993, where VP Al Gore did the honors. What was funny was that we walked over to it to see what it looked like and got herded into a "VIP" line that lead right to the makeshift stage that the (then-new) VP would be speaking from. We were right up front! No metal detectors, no pat-downs, no x-ray machines - just directed to the line that funneled to a spot in front of the stage. Have been in there almost every year since it opened (since it hosts the Philadelphia Flower Show).

Hope you enjoyed the city and sorry for the rain!

K & R Iliyah Jul 2016 #1
Sorry, responded to the wrong person senseandsensibility Jul 2016 #24
K&R ismnotwasm Jul 2016 #2
Have enjoyed your adventure in Philly! Bobbie Jo Jul 2016 #3
I cannot tell you how much I have enjoyed reading these. Pacifist Patriot Jul 2016 #4
Brilliant! yallerdawg Jul 2016 #5
Thanks for all the pictures Renew Deal Jul 2016 #6
Thanks for the Play-by-Play and all the pictures geardaddy Jul 2016 #7
EarlG and Skinner sheshe2 Jul 2016 #8
Thanks for the pics! blue neen Jul 2016 #9
Good feeling of what it was like to be there. ffr Jul 2016 #10
Nice photos. bhusar Jul 2016 #11
Fantastic! Libby2 Jul 2016 #12
Fantastic pics and reporting KT2000 Jul 2016 #13
Interesting that Medea Benjamin was able to sneak into Cleveland, but not into our convention. Warren DeMontague Jul 2016 #14
cool. Thanks for sharing that experience with us. shireen Jul 2016 #15
WONDERFUL PHOTOS ailsagirl Jul 2016 #16
K&R treestar Jul 2016 #17
K&R! stonecutter357 Jul 2016 #18
Thank you! n/t livetohike Jul 2016 #19
IMO, your reporting together with C-Span BlueMTexpat Jul 2016 #20
Fantastic pics! cwydro Jul 2016 #21
I still can't get over the thousands of people there, Ilsa Jul 2016 #22
Bowser?? hibbing Jul 2016 #23
I worked with him back in 2004. We were Deaniacs. Beaverhausen Jul 2016 #26
Awesome! hibbing Jul 2016 #29
I'm not--I've met those guys; they seemed pretty liberal to me. MADem Jul 2016 #37
Was the card stunt supposed to be a flag? senseandsensibility Jul 2016 #25
Wondering That Myself otohara Jul 2016 #39
Portable phone chargers. They are great. Beaverhausen Jul 2016 #27
K&R! DemonGoddess Jul 2016 #28
Thanks for sharing tawadi Jul 2016 #30
Thank you for sharing your convention experience with us! DesertRat Jul 2016 #31
Thanks for taking is there with you ! unitedwethrive Jul 2016 #32
K&R! Thank you. Really enjoyed this inside view. R B Garr Jul 2016 #33
k and r with deepest thanks for taking us along on this historic adventure. love the pics! niyad Jul 2016 #34
Well, now i can see why they say NastyRiffraff Jul 2016 #35
LOL--your first pic is of the Code Pinkers... MADem Jul 2016 #36
Thanks for the memories and congrats for doing something BumRushDaShow Jul 2016 #38
Amazing Pictures. Amazing Convention. Thanks Skinner and EarlG still_one Jul 2016 #40
Thank you, thank you, mountain grammy Jul 2016 #41
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