A librarian from my school said she saw our group at around 9. We were mostly just staring at the monitor; I was chatting up a malpractice trial lawyer. But that's a post for another time!
It's a shame that nobody's making use of the cage, though. Think of how compelling and poignant the images would be if there were a lone protester, holding up their sign, in the middle of the cage.
When we saw this, it was not so much compelling & poignant, just pathetic. The site was pretty much deserted, so anyone could step up to the podium and heckle the passing delegates. Maybe I'll get a picture up.
1. "You know, the Greeks invented democracy. And conventions."
2. "Did I mention I ... have a blog?" (adapted from a Lovitz skit. Bad idea)
The lines that do work are, um, going to stay secret... in case I make it down to the RNC. But as others have noted, there's a lot of social climbing at these events. If you don't have something official dangling from your neck, you're not going to have long conversations with those who do (I'm particularly referring to those two volunteers from Holland, and a sizeable chunk of the Arizona delegation.)