||[Aug. 28th, 2008|12:21 am]
Okay, so until today, the DNC has been kind of a bummer. I mean, it’s been sorta cool seeing downtown totally crowded, getting peddled tons of cheesy Obama merch, and overhearing out of towners slamming Denver. But seriously. I was expecting some major hang time with liberal celebs like Zooey Deschanel and Oprah. Denver is so small, I figured we’d just run into them everywhere, have coffee, and become BFFs. So not the case. The massive amounts of celebrities rumored to be gracing our fair city with their presence have been no where to be seen, at least, no where that doesn’t require some major VIP status. |
That is, until today.
While walking downtown to meet Noah at Barnes and Noble, I saw a small crowd forming. No one in the crowd seemed to know exactly why we were forming, but some dudes in suits with headsets seemed to be clearing the area for something. That something, I soon found out, was Hillary Clinton. She walked out of her hotel, waving and smiling at the crowd while sporting an awesome turquoise pantsuit, and then, as quickly as she materialized, Hils disappeared into a black car. Way cool. At least I saw one real celebrity during the week.
After a day of slogging around downtown (which, seriously, totally sucks right now due to heat and crowds) and laying around watching Freaks & Geeks , I ended up driving by the Fillmore, where I heard that the Creative Coalition (that group only rich arteests can join) was throwing a VIP party. They had a red carpet set up on the side of the building, and paparazzi to match.
And guess who got out of her giant black car right after I walked up??? FERGIE!! I totally wouldn’t have said anything to her, but the two moms next to me, after asking me who she was and calling their 16-year-old son to confirm that yes, Fergie was super famous, they started yelling her name and asking her to come over. Kinda embarrassing. BUT, she was super nice, not to mention way cute and gorgeous, and even took photos with the two ladies. After a second of coaxing, and getting over being embarrassed, I totally got my photo taken with her, too! It’s blurry, but I think it documents the moment pretty well:
The rest of the Black-Eyes Peas were there, too, as well as Paul Mitchell (the shampoo guy!) and some other people I didn't recognize, cheesily getting interviewed by the media about Hils' hair and, duh, how awesome Barack is.
(But, oddly enough, his hair looked totally gross and oily. Weird?)
From there, I moved on to Andenken Gallery, where DJ something was playing, and a VIP party I couldn't get into featured Jenny Lewis & Zooey. Sigh. It was a spectacle seeing so many people out on Larimer near the warehouses, so that was cool to see, plus lots of fun street art.
So, thanks for actually showing me some coolness today, DNC. Tomorrow, since I never made it off the waiting list to see the Obama speech, I'll probably head over the the Shoppe on Colfax to eat cupcakes and watch him accept the nomination.
But Oprah, if you're still in Denver tomorrow, I totally wanna hang out.