First, I missed the warm-up acts -- I got in just as Barack started his speech.
Second, yes, mention of Lil Mayor Luke Ravenstahl's name drew many boos along with applause. A woman standing next to me even asked if he was a Republican. She added that she wasn't sure about him. I said I thought of Sarah Palin as Luke in lipstick and she nodded.
Third, in that huge crowd I did happen across a couple of people I know: Lindsay "I Heart Pgh" Patross (she posts about the rally at MetBlogs) and Khari "Diondega 412" Mosley.
Now on to the main show.
OK, admittedly not such a great photo:
But, I was standing way up here:
Here's the best shot -- both looking towards my end of the arena and in focus!
By the end, I think everyone was on their feet:
I didn't take notes. Barack Obama gave what is now known as his "closing arguments" speech. But I wanted to be there in person and soak it all in and it was a beautiful thing to see so many Pittsburghers cheering on the person who must, must, must be our next president.
UPDATE: Laurie has lots more photos here.