What do you get when you host a gigantic, complicated, expensive event on the world’s stage?
Another gigantic, complicated, expensive event on the world’s stage.
Yes, Philadelphia, as a reward for not screwing up the Pope’s visit last fall and successfully avoiding an almighty smite, it seems we’ve been blessed with hosting the Democratic National Convention. Touching down at the Wells Fargo Center July 25th-28th, the gathering will flood the city with thousands of delegates, party groupies, and tourists, many of whom will have the nerve to make eye contact and smile at you on the street.
So, what is the DNC, exactly? Once you get past the caucuses and superdelegates, it’s actually pretty simple: in the interest of keeping the party together for the kids, Hillary and Bernie will put up a united, loveless front while the Democrats formally confirm candidates for president and vice-president. To lighten the mood during this stabby circus of an election season, rumored convention entertainers include Katy Perry, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Amy Schumer.
But what do you, average resident, need to know about July 25th-28th in the city? Glad you asked.
Wait, real fast, can you go back to the part about the superdelegates? The whole concept seems really confusing, and I don’t quite understand--