Newsletter for Friday, July 29
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
Hillary Clinton delivered her much-anticipated speech last night. And then it was party time. (Or maybe sleepy time.) Photo via @jpgphotography on Instagram.
DNC HANGOVER: HILLARY MAKES IT OFFICIAL
The balloons have fallen, and the speeches are finished. The Democratic National Convention wrapped up. Hillary Clinton delivered a well-received speech after accepting the nomination for the presidency. And Philly: we were part of history. Again. Billy Penn recaps the final, emotional night of the DNC in Philly.
HOW DNC PROTESTERS AND PHILLY POLICE ARE GETTING ALONG
You’ve maybe seen the protests in Philly over the last few days. And you’ve maybe heard of protesters clashing with police. But the majority of protesters and demonstrators have had few complaints about how Philly cops have conducted themselves. The common refrain is that they seem highly trained. Nice, but almost too nice. Still, they’d rather police be overly cautious than aggressive or violent. Here’s how we got here.
Get loose and shake out the wackiness of the week under the Shambles to jazz and swing from the BlackBird Society Orchestra. Rain or shine.
Where: Headhouse Shambles at 2nd & Lombard St. 19106
When: July 29, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
How much: Free; Food and drink pay as you go
BILLY PENN LIKES
CONVENTION TINDER: WHO WAS LOOKING TO HOOK UP AFTER WATCHING HISTORY?
Consider them lonely Tim Kaines looking for their Hillary. Or vice versa. With the DNC in town, plenty of Philadelphia visitors are looking for love, so much so that Tinder usage has gone up 50 percent in Philly this week. We did a scan on Tinder and broke down the different types of people searching for that special DNC somebody. A lot of them happened to be Bernie fans.
WHAT CONVENTION MERCH SOLD BEST FOR PHILLY STREET VENDORS
Less than three days into the Democratic National Convention, Frank Maloney’s traveling merchandise troupe had hawked some 25,000 buttons. That’s the beauty of a nonpartisan hustle. They’ve got I’m With Her buttons. I Love Bernie buttons. Trump buttons. Dump Trump buttons. Black Lives Matter. Blue Lives Matter. Power to the People. There’s so much for sale on the streets of Philadelphia this week, but what’s behind these drop-in sales operations, and which one is getting the most business? Here’s what we found.