About 49% of the population is still reeling from Senator Kerry's concession. Gothamist's own Doug Gordon (also of Planet Gordon) and his wife are in Boston, and were captured for the world to see on BBC News Front Page. He tells us, "All I can say is that there is nothing quieter than the sound of 10,000 people not saying a word." And we expect the Secret Service and FBI to be investigating many more street crimes of this nature.
Updated - Doug gives us his thoughts:
If there were any highlights from last night's John Kerry rally in Boston's Copley Plaza, unfortunately they were mostly musical: Carole King, James Taylor (singing "In My Mind I'm Going to Carolina" for John Edwards, a bad omen, perhaps, since the VP nominee won't be heading back to Washington in January), The Black Eyed Peas, Jon Bon Jovi (doing an acoustic, almost dirge-like "Livin' on a Prayer" accompanied by a violinist), and Sheryl Crow ("A Change Will Do Good" being the only appropriate song choice by any artist the entire evening). Oh, and the Lynn (MA) High School marching band performed the national anthem at the evening's start.
Gothamist was in for the long haul, finally leaving a rain-soaked plaza after eight hours of waiting for someone, anyone from the campaign to address the crowd. Finally, Gothamist was able to call it a night when John Edwards came out - introduced as "the next Vice President of the United States" by an annoucer - and vowed "count every vote." As of this writing, they've counted as much as they can, and the math hasn't added up. If you want to know what it sounded like in the plaza during parts of the evening, try sitting quiet by yourself for 30 minutes. Now multiply yourself by
Perhaps the curse in Boston hasn't really been reversed at all. Although it's been an exciting time to be in Beantown recently, it just might be that the city can only handle one major victory every 86 years.