It was a Daily Kos family reunion of about 120 Kossacks.
Bill in Portland Maine and his partner, Common Sense Mainer couldn't be there this year so I made sure they were there in effigy:
Join me below the elegant beer splatter for many, many more photos and the rest of the story.
This is the second time I've been replacement host
age for Bill and Michael. Michael negotiated a great venue, The Brit (Britannia Arms) and got the sports bar to agree to a free private area and separate checks. (I know, right? I still can't believe they would agree to that.) Great job, Michael. It worked out very well.
My First Lieutenant, side pocket, performed the traditional C&J March from the host hotels. He delivered them perfectly on time.
This year I invited Markos and his staff. It was great to see him, Armando, Joan McCarter, Susan Gardner, Jen Hayden, Laura Clawson and Will Rockafellow attend. Jen piled a table high with Daily Kos swag, free for all!
I had originally asked Markos to pop for a hologram of Bill and Michael but for some tedious reason I couldn't get that approved. However, Markos offered to pay for our beer towers. That was pretty swell:
Humans in the photo include from L-R: Joan McCarter, tgypsy, Will Rockafellow's back and side pocket chatting with Susan Gardner
Since Markos paid for the beer I
forced allowed him a couple of minutes to welcome our family reunion:
Look at all that orange. We love our Daily Kos orange!
PEOPLE I'D LIKE to THANK in ADDITION to EVERYONE WHO ATTENDED:
mber happily transporting "Bill and Michael" to the convention center for their reign in the Daily Kos Lounge. She is modeling the latest look in chic shoulder bags. mber also helped Michael find this venue
PLEASE POST YOUR CHEERS & JEERS DINNER PHOTOS IN THE COMMENTS!