I spent Election Night celebrating with three other incredible American women who live here in Falun. We had a sleepover party and it was lots of fun. Part of me wishes I could have been part of a big crowd in the US at the moment Obama’s victory was announced, though, so below is a collage of You Tube videos so I can feel the excitement vicariously:
East Village, Manhattan (love the girls squealing “Oh my god!” and “Holy fucking shit!”)
Grant Park, Chicago (view from the crowd rather than the network feed)
DC, the city I pretty much consider my home in the US as I lived the largest chunk of my adult life there (and which voted 92% for Obama). I lived there through two election cycles which resulted in Bush’s election and re-election and I really wish I could have been there this time.
There was a march down 16th Street in DC to the White House
Four networks simultaneously
And here’s a picture from Falun, Sweden: