Nose against the window
: Convention bloggers Jay Rosen, Matt Welch, and Tim Blair couldn’t get into the overflowing-with-Democrats Fleet Center to watch Kerry, so they had to watch on TV. They might as well have been on the couch at my place. Free beer.
: Kaus has the best on-the-scene report about not being able to be on the scene:
After about fifteen minutes, during which the crowd swelled to about 500, a deputy fire chief appeared on the stairs and announced, in a thick Boston accent, “There’s no more room. It’s a fie-yah hazard.” …
Alan Colmes arrived, with his producer. He was locked out too, and had a show to do! The cops recognized him and let him in, leading to booing and grumbling in the crowd about favoritism toward Fox. A locked-out dog puppet–I assume it was Triumph the Comic Insult Dog–yelled “Go do your duty, Colmes, and get the crap kicked out of you by Hannity!”