LIVE FROM THE DNC: N.E.R.D., Fallout Boy, & Nick Cannon Rock the Vote!

AllHipHop coming to you live from Denver at the DNC. We won't waste any more time with Michelle Obama as we're sure you've peeped her speech everywhere. But like many conventions, after the show it's the afterparty and Rock The Vote was more than happy to oblige.N.E.R.D. were co-headliners at the event with Fallout Boy and they rocked the crowd with their massive hit "Everybody Nose", and N.E.R.D. standards "Lapdance" and "She Wants To Move." To be honest, there hasn't been many hotties here at the convention, but every one of them must have been sent an alert because all 20 of them joined Pharell on the stage for their finale. Shout out to one lil homie who managed to sneak in both the show AND the afterparty...although his lady "friend" kept hopping on stage while he was outside. Bag up lil homie!Mechanically, Pharell is getting good at performing and even though there were a ton of older Democrats in the building with the "WTF" look on their faces, they got into the show and Pharell and crew actually tore it down.

Fallout Boy was brought on to close the show. Although they came with tremendous energy, honestly they got "out rocked" by N.E.R.D. and their set was a bit anti-climactic. They did get busy with "Thanks For the Memories," and "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race" from their last album. The highlight of their set however was a cover of Michael Jackson's "Beat It" which they beefed up with a heavier guitar.After milling around for a while we went outside and caught a glimpse of that Obamania. What you gonna do, when the Black Candidate runs wild on you? Sell bootleg Obama t shirts. These cats in Denver would make 125th Street proud. Obama buttons, Obama T-shirts (3 for $20), Obama hats. They had everything but Obama condoms (there WAS a shady vendor behind one of the buses AHEM). I don't know about his tax plan but with all those t-shirts he's already bosting the economy.The AFTERafter party was hosted by Nick Cannon who quite frankly did his thing. He banged out the somewhat older crowd with soul and disco joints from the late 70's early 80's but he really hurt them with an 80s rock set with hits from Journey, Bon Jovi, Guns n Roses, among others. Oh yeah free food and open bar. America is great. After collecting swag bags we bumped into Murs, who is also running for president. Of what you ask? You be the judge:

Nick Cannon also weighed in on why he Rocks The Vote

Special note to Democrats: When you're on the dance floor and you flail about as if you were a fish out of water and we give you the thumbs up, I know it looks like it's approval but it's really just the green light to keep making a fool of yourself for our personal enjoyment. Rock on!


The number of police officers, troopers and agents out here in Denver is amazing. A lot of people feel that it is very close to a police state, something unnerving to some in Denver, Colorado. We noticed that there are a lot of fresh new cameras on the city streets. Some appear to be for tickets and others for surveillance. They all look to be pristine, clean and new.

There is an officer every 20 feet when you walk about the area surrounding the Pepsi Center, where the DNC is being held. The officers are equipped with every weapon imaginable. On average, the authorities are don about 60-70 pounds of armor and weaponry. There are snipers on every rooftop, most of which are hidden. Helicopters are in the air and armored vehicles are riding with armed troops on them. There are even behavioral detection officers so any suspicious people are spotted quickly.

Sadly, they need to have it. The authorities busted a man that allegedly plotted to do harm to the Democratic presidential hopeful. Here is a partial report from the Rocky Mountain News:

Authorities are investigating a possible threat against presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama.

Aurora police arrested a longtime drug user Sunday afternoon during a routine traffic stop where the man was seen "weaving," sources said. Two possible other accomplices also were arrested, according to police.

Police found four weapons, including two rifles and two handguns, in a rented pickup.

That arrest then led authorities to a second man staying at the Cherry Creek Hotel at 600 South Colorado Blvd in Glendale. When authorities knocked on the man's door, they say he jumped out of his sixth floor window, landing on an awning and running from the scene. They say they soon found him with a broken ankle. He too was arrested.

Overall, there is a positive and festive atmosphere. People are friendly and , even with lighting bolts flying out of the lumbering clouds, little can dampen the human electricity in the air of Denver.


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