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Fri May 27, 2016, 06:18 PM

 

Imagine that!

Bernie's gonna have a rally less than a MILE from my home. I just don't know if I can stand waiting in line to get into the stadium. I've got several medical maladies that could be a problem. What to do!

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Reply Imagine that! (Original post)
Plucketeer May 2016 OP
Cooley Hurd May 2016 #1
Plucketeer May 2016 #5
Cooley Hurd May 2016 #8
virtualobserver May 2016 #2
LiberalElite May 2016 #3
leftcoastmountains May 2016 #4
Plucketeer May 2016 #7
LiberalElite May 2016 #11
floppyboo May 2016 #6
floppyboo May 2016 #9
Plucketeer May 2016 #12
Bernin4U May 2016 #10
hopemountain May 2016 #13
Plucketeer May 2016 #14
Iwillnevergiveup May 2016 #15

Response to Plucketeer (Original post)

Fri May 27, 2016, 06:21 PM

1. Take care of yourself first...

 

...if you can't be there but can donate, that's almost like being there.

If you can't donate, then just tell anyone who will listen to do either. It's all good

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #1)

Fri May 27, 2016, 06:51 PM

5. Thanks for saying that

 

I've given about 1800.00 to Bernie so far - and more to come. It's what I can do - given my afflictions. Still - I may try to go tomorrow. We'll see.

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Response to Plucketeer (Reply #5)

Fri May 27, 2016, 06:58 PM

8. Then, you've done MORE than your part!

 

Be well, my friend!

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Response to Plucketeer (Original post)

Fri May 27, 2016, 06:36 PM

3. Perhaps they'd let you in ahead of time if you asked eom

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Response to LiberalElite (Reply #3)

Fri May 27, 2016, 06:47 PM

4. Yes I agree. However once you get in it's a wait.

It really depends on how crowded the venue is going to be.
Asking someone at the front might be the way to go.

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Response to leftcoastmountains (Reply #4)

Fri May 27, 2016, 06:53 PM

7. It's a high school sports stadium

 

But a nice new one with lots of bleachers. If I could just get a seat, I'd be fine.

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Response to leftcoastmountains (Reply #4)

Fri May 27, 2016, 07:16 PM

11. Since it's a stadium -

wouldn't there be seats, unless that part is roped off for some reason and they want everyone on the field. In any event and I could be wrong but, I think they have to provide some sort of accommodation by law.

The last Bernie rally I attended in NYC was in a park but there was a fenced-off section with chairs for those who couldn't stand for an extended time. One of the volunteers pointed it out to me (I'm no spring chicken). Also, when I attended a deBlasio rally after he was elected Mayor (for better or worse) a couple of elderly people were ushered to the front of the line.

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Response to Plucketeer (Original post)

Fri May 27, 2016, 06:51 PM

6. doctor's note?

oops, sorry for the tease. I'm Canadian. That's what I'd do here in a flash.
Good luck! Go Bernie!

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Response to floppyboo (Reply #6)

Fri May 27, 2016, 07:00 PM

9. Just thinking more on this - first row reserved for medical/disabled exceptions

would be a very nice idea. Or 'x' # of rows - some %age.

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Response to floppyboo (Reply #9)

Fri May 27, 2016, 08:27 PM

12. Y'all have got my hope up

 

I may have to give it a try.

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Response to Plucketeer (Original post)

Fri May 27, 2016, 07:07 PM

10. Usually, anyone w physical concerns or small children are brought to the front and let in first.

Not unlike boarding an airplane, I guess.

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Response to Plucketeer (Original post)

Sat May 28, 2016, 03:13 AM

13. call your local bernie campaign headquarters and

ask them directly. or, when you get to the gate - ask a volunteer. no doubt there will also be law enforcement and they may be able to direct you.

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Response to Plucketeer (Original post)

Mon May 30, 2016, 10:05 AM

14. It was a great rally yesterday!

 

And yes, there were accomodations for "ADA" folks that kept me from having to spend hours on my bum legs. Wife and I were among the first into the stadium and got good seats about 2-300 feet from the podium. We had a good view when two gold Suburbans pulled to the edge of the track area and discharged a shirt-clad Bernie. It was at least 90 and almost breezeless thru his arrival. But almost as if it were planned, a bit of a draft started to offer some relief and even some high, thin clouds stole the sun's clout to a degree.
By the time Bernie arrived, the crowd was anxious and greeted him with a standing raucous ruckus! It was great. The aluminum bleachers literally thundered with the stomping and clapping of the enthusiastic crowd! We were SO GLAD we'd gotten to be a part of this event. We wore big hats and sunscreen, but we were definitely feelin' the BERN!

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Response to Plucketeer (Reply #14)

Mon May 30, 2016, 12:56 PM

15. Congratulations, Plucketeer

You're part of history! And sometimes good things happen for good people.

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