HANOVER, New Hampshire (CNN) - By tomorrow morning, hundreds of campaign supporters and political activists are likely to have lost their voices - victims of non-stop throat-tearing support for their individual candidates and causes.
The competition outside the debate hall, on the campus of Dartmouth College, was as fierce as the back and forth between the eight Democratic president candidates. Each camp strove to not only to be the most visible, but also - the loudest.
"V-O-T-E, Hill-ary! Hill-ary!" supporters of Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-New York, shouted in unison and rhyme.
"Obama-08, be a part of something great!" supporters of Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, answered back.
Candidates who were not as well represented in the pack, tried simpler cheers to bolster their volume. Backers of Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Connecticut, repeatedly shouted out "Dodd! Dodd! Dodd!"
Supporters of New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson tried a more melodious approach. A student a cappella group - from his alma mater, Tufts University in Massachusetts, performed in front of their signs to draw attention.
- CNN New Hampshire Producer Sareena Dalla