August 28th, 2008
07:20 PM ET
14 years ago

Johns: A little like getting to the Super Bowl


CNN's Joe Johns reports that there are long lines to enter Invesco Field. (AP Photo)

DENVER (CNN) - There actually appear to be a couple of lines leading in different directiions to Invesco field. The line we walked has to be a couple miles long up to the point we are now. Some police officers told us it is six miles long, but it snakes and undulates, making it quite difficult to judge.

It moves rapidly across the Auraria Blvd overpass then slows down once you get to the other side, just a continuous stream of people walking across a bridge on the boulevard near here. From the way they are dressed really a collection of every type of person, from working class people in blue collar uniforms to men in suits and women in high heels.

It’s warm out, and people who aren't in the greatest shape are naturally huffing and puffing a bit. I taked to one guy who said this is a little like getting to the Super Bowl — which seems about right. That’s another national special security event, like the convention.

soundoff (75 Responses)
  1. deroy

    sheep be prepared to be shorn.

    August 28, 2008 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  2. JIM...TX

    Nice to see so many REGULAR people going to the speech an not all politicians. Thats the difference between the Dems an Republicans. One(Dems) cares for the people the other uses them!

    August 28, 2008 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  3. Denise

    Prune face cannot draw a crowd like this!

    August 28, 2008 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  4. independent for obama

    i want your job, johns!

    August 28, 2008 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  5. Robert Wooller from Bradford, England, UK

    Martin Luther King would be proud of you Barack!!!!!!!!!! We have waited over 40 years for this moment but African Americans have waited to be treated like equals for a lot longer, and hopefully under Barack's watch racism will finally come to an end.

    August 28, 2008 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  6. Julian, AZ

    It shows that American are more excited on this Democratic train:the train of Change from Denver to Washinton D.C

    If the Republicans can show case their electoral support in this way, they will not be paying millions for cynical ads just to attack OBAMA's obvious chance into history.

    August 28, 2008 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  7. wiser

    Stagecraft and fluff with no experience that is what Senator Obama represents.

    Democrats for McCain!

    August 28, 2008 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  8. Steve A. , New Braunfels , Texas

    looks like a great place for a tailgate party,Obama 08,go----

    August 28, 2008 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  9. Sherry, Atlanta



    OBAMA/BIDEN '08-'12

    August 28, 2008 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  10. ana

    Is it Legal? to have too many stupid people gathered in one place?

    August 28, 2008 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  11. BK

    Waiting for the messiah. Everyone bow down. This is more like a circus.

    August 28, 2008 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  12. McCain all the way!

    McCain has SUPPORTERS. Obama has FOLLOWERS. That pretty much sums up why Obama and his crowd are dangerous for the future of this country.

    Decisions based solely on emotion are always dangerous!

    August 28, 2008 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  13. Linda31

    Super Bowl of politics!!!!! I wish I was there!

    August 28, 2008 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  14. Sara

    It's a little more historical than a super bowl, but nice analogy.

    Obama/Biden '08

    August 28, 2008 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  15. emmy

    thanks Joe Johns for giving us a bird's eye view of what is happening...

    August 28, 2008 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  16. Sara

    I believe it's Aurora Blvd. he he he he

    August 28, 2008 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  17. Ray from CA

    Six miles?
    haha top that McCain

    August 28, 2008 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  18. Don

    YES WE CAN!!


    August 28, 2008 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  19. David W.

    It's a shame that this many people don't show up for Church instead of idolizing Obama.

    August 28, 2008 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  20. Jenn

    oh boy we can all sing kum ba ya

    August 28, 2008 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  21. EX -Democrat know for McCain

    I don't understand what wrong with you people , you care more about a big bad sick side show!!!! Obama has flip is lid folks!!! He is worry more about his place in history then the job!! I have cryed all day because your turning this into a sick side show of freaks. Im voting for McCain , I can't belive after forty years of being a democrat that my party has went out of the minds.

    August 28, 2008 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  22. Lou R

    The slow and go will be well rewarded; tonight is a U.S. history making event. Hope rekindled!

    August 28, 2008 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  23. Sara

    (Looks like the rain dance didn't work – HA)

    Obama/Biden '08

    August 28, 2008 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  24. Movement in the making!

    I am a Democrat... feeling real JAZZY right now..... McCain couldn't pull a crowd like this even if paid them all!

    August 28, 2008 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  25. JK

    HAHAHA, and they cant fill McCains venue of 10,000 tomorrow they are busing people in from other areas. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Cant wait until November its going to be 375 plus.

    August 28, 2008 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
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