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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Where to Watch Obama’s Speech Tonight

posted by on August 28 at 8:30 AM

As promised, here is The Stranger’s list of Seattle’s Obama-watch parties. If you have a party you want to add to our list, just email me.

Hosted by the Washington State Obama campaign:

Thursday, August 28th 2008

5:30 PM

Showbox SoDo

1700 1st Avenue South

Hosted by the people at the Washington Bus project, and others:

The WA Bus, Fuse and APIA Vote present… Run DNC. It’s tricky.

Moe Bar

925 E Pike St

Thursday, August 28

Convention viewing 5pm-9pm

DJs Chris Pro and Vodka Twist on the wheels of steel 9pm-they kick us out

And Steven Severin of Moe Bar adds: “We have the TV’s hooked up to the sound system so it should be easier to hear than in past.”

Hosted by Equal Rights Washington:

Obama Pride and Equal Rights Washington

R Place

619 E Pine Street, Seattle, WA

$4.00 wells, $2.00 domestics, $5.50 pitchers

And the blog Sonja’s Kitchen writes to suggest that you have a bunch of people over to your house for arugula salad and other Obamariffic delights. Like so:

I am fired up about the Democratic convention this week! We aren’t THAT into politics, but Obama’s speech this Thursday night seemed like as good a reason as any to have a little get-together. I will admit to having a little bit of Obama-fever though… Join us for homemade pizza (we’ll set up a little pizza bar so you can make your own individual pie) and arugula salad anytime after 6pm… I’m going to whip up some Obamarama cocktails for the occasion. And we may even have some elitist protein bars for dessert.


Hosted by the 43rd District Democrats:

43rd Democrats Obama Watch Party

Thursday, August 28, 5:30pm

Spitfire: 2219 4th Ave. in Belltown

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Do we know when his speech is scheduled to start?

Posted by Ziggity | August 28, 2008 8:55 AM

It's a bit of a mystery, even here in Denver. But the start-times of the parties should give you some indication.

Posted by Eli Sanders | August 28, 2008 9:00 AM

For those of us who are working during the start of things (during Dean and Richardsonís speeches), who has a good stream of everything? Without the stupid talking heads.

Posted by stacy | August 28, 2008 9:06 AM

The only ONLY way to watch the conventions worth a damn is C-SPAN. and they stream all of it. the only interruptions are the occasional announcement of who is speaking (for radio audience). No commercials either.

Posted by Jasen Comstock | August 28, 2008 9:10 AM

The official Democratic National Convention Web site says the speech will be at 7 p.m. Pacific time.

Posted by Joe | August 28, 2008 9:33 AM

While you Seattlites "celebrate" Obama in your all-white hoity-toidy neighborhoods, we in the 47th District Republicans will be having our picnic at Morrill Meadows Park on Kent East Hill.

Posted by John Bailo | August 28, 2008 9:47 AM

Never heard of Kent. Sorry.

Posted by superyeadon | August 28, 2008 9:55 AM

I'd estimate 7:30 pm, so plan on arriving before 7 for the warmups.

I'll be at the Spitfire.

Posted by Will in Seattle | August 28, 2008 9:55 AM

We'll pray for rain, John.

Posted by Dan Savage | August 28, 2008 9:58 AM

I was going to pray for muggers.

Posted by keshmeshi | August 28, 2008 10:32 AM

Better than preying on muggers.

Posted by Will in Seattle | August 28, 2008 10:49 AM

Spitfire has been very good to me for political coverage. They played all of the MSNBC democratic primary debates there with the sound on in the main room. Great happy hour too.

Sadly I'm in Canada, Vancouver for the week without TV access. Bless you CPAN streaming feed, bless you.

Posted by Westlake, son! | August 28, 2008 12:09 PM

Hey you MFs - you have taken my good name for your criminal purposes.

A picnic in the rain? What about the cake?

God - it is the Bush years all over.

Posted by Clark Kent - for real | August 28, 2008 12:13 PM

There are a bunch of people congregating at the College Inn Pub at 40th and University Way NE to watch this as well. Speech is at 7pm pacific time.

An estimated 67% of presumed attendees are non-white, or, as poster John Bailo's familiars are perhaps accustomed to saying, "colored."

Posted by Melodnium | August 28, 2008 2:37 PM

I will be at my apartment, where I don't have to jostle to get a good position in front of the TV and where the drinks and food are free.

Posted by Greg | August 28, 2008 2:38 PM

hey #6 then friends and i will be the coffee in the cream! i'll have cafe au lait for you!

Posted by Jiberish | August 28, 2008 2:40 PM

Colored? Where are you the deep South? Lose the outdated references....we've evolved.

Posted by K davies | August 28, 2008 3:27 PM

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