The Final Night of the DNC
The Democratic National Convention is in its final night at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte. The 20,000 seat arena is completely packed and the section my editors, Dante and Kristen, and I are sitting in is filled. I can't even imagine how many people there would have been if the convention tonight were held according to plans in the 74,000 seat Bank of America Stadium!
The highlights so far have been performances from James Taylor and Foo Fighters. Taylor sang three songs, including "Carolina On My Mind," and even poked fun at Clint Eastwood and his empty chair joke at the Republican National Convention. Foo Fighters played two songs, "My Hero" and "Walk," and got a huge ovation.
But the most memorable moment of the night (to this point) was when Rep. Gabby Giffords, who was severly wounded in a deadly shooting last year, walked onto the DNC stage (with the help of Democtic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz) to lead the arena in the Pledge of Allegiance. Afterwards, the convention audience cheered wildly and gave her a long standing ovation. Everybody agreed that it was a great inspiration.
A lot of speakers have taken the stage, all leading up to President Obama's speech accepting his party's nomination for a second term later tonight. Stay tuned to Scholastic News for more of the Democratic National Convention's final night coverage!
—Kid Reporter Andrew Liang