August 28th, 2008
07:34 PM ET

Mile-long lines in the Mile-High city

Joe Johns
AC360° Correspondent

Wanted to send a quick note about the lines outside of INVESCO field:

There actually appear to be a couple lines leading in different directions.

The line we walked has got to be a couple miles long up to this point. Some police told us it is six miles long, but It snakes and undulates, making it quite difficult to judge.

It moves rapidly across the Auraria Blvd overpass then slows down once u get to the other side,
Just a continuous stream of people walking across a bridge on the boulevard near here
From the way they are dressed really a collection of every type of person…

From working class people in blue collar uniforms to men in suits and women in high heels.
It’s warm out and people who aren’t in the greatest shape are naturally huffing and puffing a bit.

I talked to one guy who said this is a little like getting to the Super Bowl… Which seems about right because that is another national ‘special security event‘ like the conventions.

Take a look at some of these photos:




soundoff (54 Responses)
  1. KJ

    Ok, its official....I truly can not stand the whole Obama Mania. There is no one I would stand in a line like that for. But, who am I to talk- as I would not stand in lines at Christmas time much less to see someone speak. I would rather watch it on tv, as it is much better picture.

    However, the whole "over the top" rockstar image works for Obama. Yet, I am so over it. I am still have not made up my mind and nothing I saw this week pushed me in either direction.

    Can not wait to see who McCain picks for VP. (Maybe that will help me decide.)

    August 29, 2008 at 8:49 am |
  2. Robert B

    I ask the same question as another on here....if CNN is going to cover the Dem's convention why did they block out so many speakers speeches......does the American people need to have the on going commentaries with people who for the most part are nothing but reporters and are not given the freedom to hear what all the top democrats are saying ? CNN have faith in the people....don't you think they've got the intelligence to figure things out ?

    August 29, 2008 at 8:27 am |
  3. Talmadge Washington

    The grumpy will paint Obama's speech as rhetoric, but at this moment in time we are listening to speeches from Obama and McCain. The difference is that misleading polls want us to believe that what we are seeing from Democrats is an illusion. I am here to say that a politician does not draw crowds of 85,000 to six figures overseas, and raise money like this because he is spitting rhetoric. The people of America and the masses of people from foreign countries support Obama because he is change.

    What GRUMPY people that are stuck in the past say from now and forever more is not worth listening to, and not worth responding to. There is no more debating anymore, there is no comparison. We know that a lot of what he said will be hard to accomplish, but I am willing to try. I am willing to do my part. We know that those stuck in their beliefs will fight to paint Obama in the worse light. You know those people that come on Politico and spit hate/negativity because they have NO NEW IDEAS! You think America doesn't need this type of historical boost. Grumpy would have us believe that America can become a world leader again with someone who can't inspire a generation. I respect McCain's service, but for me he gets a big YAWN. Say what you want, but the numbers don't lie. We are a nation of millions that are inspired by CHANGE, and not the same!

    No longer will I get in hopeless debates over people that are stuck on stupid as well as the past. I have made up my mind!! I AM CHANGE!!!

    Veterans for Obama 2008!!!!!

    August 29, 2008 at 7:36 am |
  4. JT

    Why not? It is free concert..

    No free concert, no Obama rally.

    August 29, 2008 at 2:15 am |
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