Being as I live about 20 minutes from the Xcel Center I can't help but go to the Republican Convention next week. I've mentioned in the past that I hope to get some good audio to use for the show (I'll definitely have pictures if nothing else) and I plan to stick to that.

I've been poking around the web and making phone calls to find out who's going to be where and at what time. It seems 11am Monday, on the steps of the capital, is the place to be. A number of groups have coordinated to meet, then march to the Excel and have a party later in the evening. I question the usefulness of protest in this day and age, especially at an event like this, so I'll be there hanging out but not actively protesting beyond being another body in the crowd.

This was my plan until this morning: Go, talk to people, get some pictures and video, hang out and have a good time. That is still on the agenda but while trolling around the web it was brought to my attention that the westboro baptist cult is planning on making an appearance. They'll have a contingent of loonies out there all week but from 12:30 to 2:30 PM on Monday falls right into my schedule...it's an opportunity I can't pass up.

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Comment by Hessenroots on August 29, 2008 at 9:59pm
hah! classic!

Yeah they're going to be here all week to protest the Republican Convention. They've stopped by a few times to protest various military funerals but I've never had the chance to catch them in the act until now.

I'm going to do my best to get heckled by them and get some video for my blog :)
Comment by Jack on August 29, 2008 at 9:46pm
The Westboro Baptist Circus is coming to your area?!

They came to my town a few months ago. I made assurances double sure to greet them and tell them that they weren't welcome. I'm quite proud of the fact that one of them told me "God is gonna drop kick your ass into hell!"

LOL. Have fun!

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