OH MY GOD YOU GUYS I SHOOK THE PRESIDENT’S HAND
We had special blue tickets, so we got to stand right up front. Literally 15 feet from the podium. It was amazing.
It was SO HOT. First we stood outside in line for two hours. Then we stood in the gym for two and a half hours before the speech started. With no air conditioning or water–the Secret Service confiscated my water bottle.
But everyone was joking and talking, really cool people. Right behind me was a gay guy from Alabama, so we made fun of Alabama for a while. I was dripping sweat and was afraid I might pass out, but I made it.
His speech was nothing new, but it was a totally new experience to hear it in person from 15 feet away. I screamed and cheered so much my voice is shot. My back and knees are killing me, but it was totally worth it because at the end of the speech I got to shake his hand.
When I get home, I think I’ll sleep until Monday. I had to get up at 4:00 this morning.