Kenny Be's 2008 DNC Dream Days: One Year Later

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Remember those five dreamy days last August when the 2008 Democratic National Convention made every Denver moment seem like magic? It's all such a daze. My, how things have changed....

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2008 DNC Dream Daze: With 15,000 members of the media in town, journalists could be seen standing every ten feet along the 16th Street Mall, recording every sight and sound for posterity and/or ridicule.

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One Year Later: Due to layoffs, buyouts and closures, nearly 26,000 journalism jobs have been lost since August of 2008. Now, journalists are more likely found standing in lines at job fairs.

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2008 DNC Dream Daze: Glenn Spagnuolo invited Medea Benjamin and Cidy Sheehan to protest with Re-create '68!

One Year Later: Glenn has developed a DNC memoir, a comedy of errors that chronicles the escapades of the trio's misunderstandings, social lives and struggles to keep up with the rent while putting down "the man."

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2008 DNC Dream Daze: Dozens of plastic piss-filled jugs, believed to be the projectiles that protesters would throw at police, were found in an abandoned home in Aurora.

One Year Later: All of the jugs were purchased and removed by a local energy drink manufacturer.

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