Hillary Rally at the Convention Center/Sharpe Edge on Penn Ave.
posted July 27, 2016 7:17 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat July 30 at 1:00 PM, Sharpe Edge Penn Ave. (Drinks before the Rally)
922 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA, USA (Map & Directions)
Meeting at 1:00pm at the Sharpe Edge on Penn Ave. Any Pittsburgh folks signed up for Hillary's rally Saturday? Interested in meeting up for a beer before or after?
Octothorpe and I will be at the Sharpe Edge on Penn Ave. at 1:00pm to grab lunch if anyone wants to join us.

https://www.hillaryclinton.com/events/view/IAFIP2YL5QHD6VZY/ Looks like doors open around 2:15pm.
posted by DarthDuckie to Presentation (27 comments total)

Aw man, I've got family in town visiting this weekend and won't be able to make it - sounds like a great idea, though. Here's hoping you get a good MeFite turnout!
posted by DingoMutt at 5:21 AM on July 28, 2016

I've signed up for the rally; interested to meet up either before or after.

#insert why_not_both.png
posted by FlyingMonkey at 7:03 AM on July 29, 2016

I'm signed up for the rally, could maybe meet up, too! Any thoughts on when to get to the convention center? I'll probably be biking from the East End.
posted by chinston at 8:37 PM on July 29, 2016

I'm going! But I'm relying on PAT and have a somewhat tight before/after availability window. If these plans mesh with those constraints, I'll go, though!
posted by soren_lorensen at 5:44 AM on July 30, 2016

Scratch that, I had the times wrong. I can do before but not after.
posted by soren_lorensen at 5:46 AM on July 30, 2016

Octothorpe suggested we meet up at the Sharpe Edge downtown around 1:00pm? How early do you think we have to be in line?
posted by DarthDuckie at 8:15 AM on July 30, 2016

I wouldn't be surprised if people are already in line, but I'm not standing around that long...
posted by FlyingMonkey at 8:53 AM on July 30, 2016

So Darth and I are just going to go ahead and have lunch at the Sharp Edge provided we don't drown getting there. If you're looking for us, she has bright blue hair.
posted by octothorpe at 9:14 AM on July 30, 2016

Hrm. Unfortunately, family obligations mean I have to make this a get-in-get-out experience rather than being able to make a day of it, so I think I'll have to pass. But I'll be wearing a purple SEIU for Obama t-shirt, so if you see me, say hi!
posted by soren_lorensen at 10:15 AM on July 30, 2016

This line is insane!
posted by chinston at 12:53 PM on July 30, 2016

I may get inside before the end of the rally :/
posted by soren_lorensen at 1:16 PM on July 30, 2016

I've been in for maybe 45 minutes. If there's still a ridiculous line out there, I'm not sure where they'll put everyone. The room isn't that big!
posted by jon1270 at 1:22 PM on July 30, 2016

It's totally mobbed inside of here.
posted by octothorpe at 1:24 PM on July 30, 2016

I'm still all the way down at CAPA. With Pennsylvania such an important state this time around, I'm sure she'll be back.
posted by soren_lorensen at 1:29 PM on July 30, 2016 [1 favorite]

Though I just passed the volunteer controlling the end of the line and she said they are keeping approximate count and we should all get in, so who knows what kind if tesseract technology they're employing. We'll see.
posted by soren_lorensen at 1:35 PM on July 30, 2016 [1 favorite]

Oh, that's good news. Rick Sebak sighting!
posted by chinston at 1:53 PM on July 30, 2016 [1 favorite]

Did you guys ever get in?
posted by octothorpe at 2:53 PM on July 30, 2016

So so so close but not yet. I'm like 40 yards from the door.
posted by soren_lorensen at 2:58 PM on July 30, 2016

John Fetterman just stepped up to speak with his young daughter.
posted by jon1270 at 3:04 PM on July 30, 2016

He just told the crowd to expect HRC in ~40 min.
posted by jon1270 at 3:07 PM on July 30, 2016

I was literally the last person let in for the audio only overflow room.
posted by soren_lorensen at 3:20 PM on July 30, 2016

Was there still a long line behind you?
posted by jon1270 at 3:29 PM on July 30, 2016

Oh yeah. A couple blocks at least.
posted by soren_lorensen at 3:39 PM on July 30, 2016

posted by jon1270 at 4:13 PM on July 30, 2016

Didn't make it inside. Went to Il Tetto instead...
posted by FlyingMonkey at 4:29 PM on July 30, 2016

(in fact, I probably was not that far behind Soren...)
posted by FlyingMonkey at 4:32 PM on July 30, 2016

My son and I got relegated to the overflow area, but we did get to go inside the hall once the speeches were over. So at least we got to see her from fairly close up.
posted by chinston at 6:12 PM on July 30, 2016 [1 favorite]

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