Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Charlotte NC MoveOn.org-Fahrenheit 9/11 party

Charlotte NC MoveOn.org-Fahrenheit 9/11 party

The fine people of Charlotte, NC were very welcoming to this Central New Yorker last night at one of the 3000+ MoveOn.org-Fahrenheit 9/11 house parties across the nation. It was very well-attended (I took some photos which will I'll post when available).

UPDATE: Photo here:

The party was held at the Evening Muse in the lovely NODA section of Charlotte. It was hosted by manager Lea Pritchard and her fiancee, who was a spirited emcee. I was happy to have had the opportunity to meet Jane Whitley, secretary of the Mecklenburg County Democratic Party and to spend time with the talented blogger Anonymoses.

There were some memorable moments, such as the first hour of the event, where the people in the interesting crowd were given free time to make any comments and suggestions they desired. At about 8pm, the teleconference began. Michael Moore seemed very animated..thrilled to see that his movie was being appreciated by people from many segments of the political spectrum...not just preaching to the "choir". He recalled one woman in a Florida theater in tears after the movie ended. She's witnessed some things she hadn't before seen in the major media. Mr. Moore felt that the mainstream media was culpable for their failure to fully investigate and/or tell the whole story during the lead-up to the Iraq war. Mr. Moore also conjured up the image of a theater crowd in Greensboro NC giving an extended standing ovation to a blank screen long after the final credits had rolled.

By the way, the food at the Charlotte event was outstanding! Thanks to all who contributed their culinary talents.

I am thoroughly enjoying the Anais Mitchell CD I won (for having come the farthest-from Syracuse,NY-to attend the party).

You can hear the audio of Michael Moore's teleconference HERE.