Sweet Carolina

Since the convention doesn’t officially open until tomorrow, the big draw today was CarolinaFest, a massive street fair right outside of our hotel that showcased the state and had every political vendor you could imagine.

Kathy Gasperine and I spent a few hours there this afternoon. It was packed and blazing hot, but a great event. Live music (James Taylor is playing one of the stages later), cool public art, food trucks, and booths with everything from bumper stickers to boots. I even got to check out B-cycle, Charlotte’s version of the Hubway bike sharing system.

We saw so many hysterical buttons and signs, but I especially got a kick out of one that said “Democrats are HOT. Ever hear of a fine piece of elephant?” Pics below – and check out those insane American flag boots that were for sale! (No, I didn’t get them.)

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