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This is my first diary.  I thought I would write a little bit about the event today at GMU. I saw some questions about it in the comments. The event today took place in the Concert Hall of the university's arts center. It holds about 2,000 people. One student tweeted that she was in line at 4 a.m. and there were 250 people ahead of her... these were all ticket holders, but OFA gave out more tickets than there were seats. My husband and I arrived around 8:25 a.m. and if we had been there ten minutes later, we would not have been admitted, tickets or no. Many people behind us did not get in. The line snaked through the campus for about a half mile (my estimation.)
It was a fantastic event. Introductions from several passionate women (including a former Republican) and by Tim Kaine. Then the main event, and he was in a GREAT mood. The epitome of Fired Up and Ready to Go!
My favorite moment: I brought binoculars. I was looking through them, and felt a tap on my shoulder. A student was behind me, and said, "Can I see?"  I said, "Sure," and handed them back. She looked through them, and her reaction was sheer, unadulterated joy. Her friends then asked if they could have a turn, and as they looked at a close up of their president, they were literally jumping in their seats. The love he inspires... is well, inspiring.
A very special day.

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