The Final Night of the DNC Convention: A View From the FloorS

The good folks at the Democratic National Convention, ever mindful of the fundamental importance of equity and fairness in all endeavors—just kidding this place is a buzzing hive of status anxiety and barriers to entry based on a byzantine credentialing system!—generously allow the hoi polloi to wander the sacred floor of the convention space and rub shoulders with the delegates, but only for an hour at a time. Here's what it looks like AT THE CENTER OF HISTORY.

The Final Night of the DNC Convention: A View From the FloorS

CNN's Gloria Borger is giving me the stinkeye.

The Final Night of the DNC Convention: A View From the FloorS

And now she's like preparing to wretch in Wolf Blitzer's lap?

The Final Night of the DNC Convention: A View From the FloorS

This place is thoroughly wired for media.

The Final Night of the DNC Convention: A View From the FloorS

NBC News' David Gregory, dapper as ever. He always looks ready to lock it.

The Final Night of the DNC Convention: A View From the FloorS

North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan (she's the little one).

The Final Night of the DNC Convention: A View From the FloorS

America.

The Final Night of the DNC Convention: A View From the FloorS

Fired up! Ready to go!

The Final Night of the DNC Convention: A View From the FloorS

North Carolina Rep. Walter Dalton.

The Final Night of the DNC Convention: A View From the FloorS

Dalton again.

The Final Night of the DNC Convention: A View From the FloorS

Convention control.

The Final Night of the DNC Convention: A View From the FloorS

CNN's Dana Bash interviewing hopeless ghost Michael Dukakis and his wife.

The Final Night of the DNC Convention: A View From the FloorS

This guy knows it's gonna be a long night.

The Final Night of the DNC Convention: A View From the FloorS

So does he.

The Final Night of the DNC Convention: A View From the FloorS

James Taylor, probably not the only ex-junkie in the house tonight. Carolina was on his mind.

The Final Night of the DNC Convention: A View From the FloorS

The crowd does some easy-listening dancing.