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August 25th, 2008
12:19 PM ET

At Dem's party, who's the biggest celebrity?

Musician Sheryl Crow, center, performs at the Green Sunday At Red Rocks Democratic National Convention welcoming concert in Morrison, Colorado.

Musician Sheryl Crow, center, performs at the Green Sunday At Red Rocks Democratic National Convention welcoming concert in Morrison, Colorado.

Kay Jones
AC360° Editorial Producer

Last week I blogged about one of the most interesting things about the conventions, the mingling of celebrities and politicians. Last night, I witnessed that first hand, and it was hard to determine who was the bigger draw, the politicians or musicians.

I went to the Green Sunday at Red Rocks concert, hosted by Laurie David, who is best known as a producer on former V.P. Al Gore’s film, “An Inconvenient Truth.” Laurie got a group of her friends together to put on an amazing concert and raise consciousness about the environment.

Red Rocks was packed. The night featured performances by Sheryl Crow, Dave Matthews, and the country pop duo Sugarland. But the crowd was just as into the speeches by Rep. Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Laurie David and Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter.

Couple highlights:

  • Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, believed to be on Barack Obama's short list for VP, instead dancing along to Sheryl Crow, and toasting her as she sang “Strong Enough.”
  • Green For All Founder Van Jones doing his best to keep up with Laurie David while dancing to Sugarland’s set.
  • Sugarland’s Kristian Bush and Jennifer Nettles visibly in awe not only of the crowd, but the political powers in the audience.
  • Colorado Sen. Ken Salazar in his cowboy hat, keeping beat during Sugarland’s performance.
  • Finally, a mellow Dave Matthews taking the stage, and I think that was Gov. Ritter dancing during the set.

More from the CNN Grill later today!

soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Kent, Illinois

    Cindy..............Correct..........and the next President of the United States.

    Obama 08

    August 25, 2008 at 5:00 pm |
  2. Audrey

    The biggest celebrity will be Barack Obama. This just validates McCain's claims.

    August 25, 2008 at 3:54 pm |
  3. Maria Creel Biloxi

    I'm so jelous!!!!!! I wish I could be there! I feel like I'm missing history being made! Thank God 4 CNN or I'd be living in the stone age down here.

    August 25, 2008 at 12:56 pm |
  4. Lilibeth

    Well, Kay, I can tell you that when I heard the song "I'm So Excited" in the background while listening to last night's panel, it got me really excited about this week. I can't wait for it to begin! Have fun!

    Lilibeth
    Edmonds, Washington

    August 25, 2008 at 12:37 pm |
  5. Cindy

    The biggest celebrity that will be there is exactly what McCain has stated many times...

    Barack Obama

    Cindy...Ga.

    August 25, 2008 at 12:34 pm |