More than 75,000 people crowding into Invesco Field at Mile High Stadium in Denver will get the opportunity to watch Barack Obama accept the presidential nomination at the apogee of the watch party will be held downtown at the Majestic Theatre on King Street, a venue that has already played host to multiple gatherings for Obama supporters so far this presidential campaign. While numerous elected officials and Democratic Party activists from the city -- including Jim Doyle, Tammy Baldwin, Mark Pocan, Brett Hulsey, and many others -- are in Denver to participate in the convention, many more remaining in Madison will be able to share their enthusiasm together at this gathering, which begins at 5 p.m. will assuredly run late into the night.
Due to capacity limitations at the Majestic, persons interested in attending the fete are required to RSVP online or at the campaign's Madison field office at 1709 Monroe Street. Wisconsin for Obama is also asking supporters to bring school supplies and canned goods to the watch party for donating to local charities.
Another big watch party will be held by the University of Wisconsin-Madison chapter of Students for Barack Obama and the College Democrats of Wisconsin. Campus supporters of the candidate will be meeting from 7-11 p.m. in the Paul Bunyan Room at Memorial Union.
No worries for Obama supporters missing these particular gatherings, though, as there are plenty more opportunities for them to watch the convention together on Thursday. Nearly a dozen watch parties are scheduled for restaurants and taverns around Madison and in many of the suburbs around Dane County and beyond. These include parties at The Coliseum Bar on the south side, Mickey's Tavern and Jade Monkey on the east side, along with gatherings at Arbat in Fitchburg, The Nitty Gritty in Middleton, the Draft House Bar & Restaurant in Verona, the Colonial Club Senior Activity Center in Sun Prairie, Hawthorn's Restaurant in Oregon, and Liberty Park in Mount Horeb, and Milwaukee Grill in Janesville.
This doesn't count the informal gatherings that will coalesce around bar TV screens tuned into the convention, nor the organized and casual parties that will be held in residences throughout town and around the state and nation as part of an