Newsletter for Thursday, July 28
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
A view from the crowd, as Obama addressed the DNC. ( Instagram via @connorberdy.)
DNC HANGOVER, DAY 3: HILLARY, SURPRISE!
Wednesday was the night of major Democratic players at the DNC, and they did not disappoint. Barack Obama. Joe Biden. Tim Kaine. And yeah, a surprise appearance from Hillary Clinton herself. She came from backstage to embrace Obama, one day after officially receiving the nomination and one day before she’s set to address the crowd at the DNC. Billy Penn breaks down the stories of the night in the Wells Fargo Center, the protests that got out of hand outside of it and more in the latest edition of our DNC Hangover.
WHERE TO WATCH HILLARY’S HISTORY-MAKING SPEECH
Instead of just hearing about our city’s storied heritage, this time we’re part of it. No matter your political preference or how hot and bothered you’re still feeling about how things turned out, Thursday night is a chance to watch history being made in Philadelphia. Hillary Clinton — former Secretary of State, US Senator and First Lady — will one-up her remarkable resume by becoming the first woman ever to accept a major political party’s nomination as candidate for President of the United States. Where can you catch a broadcast of the last evening of the Democratic National Convention? Here’s what we found.
HOW UBER IS FIXING ITS WELLS FARGO CENTER DELAYS
Getting delegates, volunteers and reporters out of the Wells Fargo Center Monday night was a disaster, and attendees reported waiting an hour or more to hitch a ride with Uber, even though the ride-hailing company had partnered with the Democratic National Convention. But the wait time in the Uber lot at the WFC felt a little better Tuesday night. While some DNC attendees still complained that it took longer than usual to hail an Uber — which can happen when you’re shuffling 50,000 people out of an arena — others said something clearly changed between Monday and Tuesday. Here’s what they did.
Drexel's Center for Hunger-Free Communities put together a DNC pop-up show of imagery documenting the realities of living in poverty in US cities. Participants in the Witness to Hunger program will be there to talk about their personal experiences.
Where: African American Museum at 701 Arch St. 19106
When: July 28, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
How much: Free
BILLY PENN LIKES
INSIDE A ‘DAILY SHOW’ TAPING ON PENN’S CAMPUS
Maybe you haven’t watched Trevor Noah since Jon Stewart left The Daily Show. Yeah, ratings have gone down. But there’s nothing better for that than what can only be described as a ridiculous presidential election. And what a group of Billy Penn staffers saw in person Wednesday inside Penn’s Annenberg Center Live was a host who’s clearly become more comfortable on stage and one whose jokes landed better and harder in person than they do when you’re watching them on TV.
WHAT IT’S LIKE AT THE GOP’S COUNTER-CONVENTION IN SOUTH PHILLY
The Republican National Committee decided to spend this week in a large Philadelphia gym. Well, that’s its present life. It’s the former site of a pro wrestling outfit — ECW Wrestling — and used to be called Viking Hall. It is also where portions of “The Wrestler” were filmed. We took a trip Wednesday to deep South Philly. 2300 Arena, as it is called these days, is located amongst mostly industrial buildings, aside from Jomar and, uh, Mini Golf Adventures. Here’s what we found.