Sunday, August 17, 2008

Convention crashers! Couch surfing!

WE'VE MOVED! Democratic Convention Watch is now at

New York Daily News discusses what the call "convention crashers" in their article "What the desperate will do to see the Democratic Convention". Click on this link to read:

I wonder if the scariest hotels in Denver are booked too? My hotel seems pretty scary from the reviews and it is a delegate assigned hotel for my state delegation.

The New York Daily News article cites a couple websites to find alternatives to hotel rooms including:

And, there is But, I have been hearing some crazy stories about craigslist lately.

I really do not consider the folks mentioned in the article as "convention crashers". They don't really plan to go to the convention but want to be close to the action. There is certainly lots of things to do if you are not a delegate and you really score if you find a delegate to take you to things. Many invites include guests of delegates.

Jeff Strater, a delegate to the convention, also blogs at