Right now I'm writing up my final thoughts on my trip in August to the Democratic National Convention and will be posting them soon. While writing, I had a chance to go back through my photos and see all the pictures I took of famous people while I was there.
For those who want to radically increase the amount of people that they can claim to have been in the same room or within five feet from them, I highly reccomend going to a a Democratic National Convention (or even a Republican one). My list of famous movie, media and political celebrities that I can claim to have bumped into or been pushed aside by their secret service entourage shot up to well over two dozen.
Here are some pictures of the famous people I saw at the DNC (naturally if we were to change this to list of people that I actually had the chance to talk to at the DNC, it would be much much shorter):
The formating for the blog makes it tough to write the names of each famous person underneath their pictures, so I'll place the list here:
1. Amy Goodman from Democracy Now!
2. Former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack
3. Michigan Congressman John Conyers
4. Actor Giancarlo Esposito
5. Mass. Senator John Kerry
6. Hawai'i Senators Daniel Inouye and Danial Akaka
7. Rob Riggle from The Daily Show
8. Actress and activist, Tamlyn Tomita
9. Barack Obama's sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng
10. Virginia Congressman Bobby Scott
11. Newsweek journalist Richard Wolfe
12. Former South Dakota Senator George McGovern
13. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
14. CNN Reporter Campbell Brown
15. Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean
16. CNN's Wolf Blitzer, John King, James Carville and Gloria Borger
17. Minnesota Congressional candidate Aswhin Madia
18. Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese
19. New York Senator Charles Schumer
20. CNN pundit Paul Begala