On Thursday evening, President Obama attended a campaign fundraiser at the home of George Clooney in Studio City, California. Here are some images of the people congregated at the intersection of Ventura Boulevard and Laurel Canyon Boulevard waiting for the motorcade to pass by. The President was in one of the two SUVs with the flags. By all accounts, the expensive event ($40,000 per person) was a rousing success raising a lot of money for the upcoming campaign.
What struck me personally about all of this was the amazing diversity of the crowd as virtually every ethnicity, age and gender was represented. It was actually refreshing to see.
The other thing I noticed that’s getting more prevalent is the amount of people that actually miss what’s happening because they’re too busy taking too many pictures or video with their phones. It’s one thing to capture a moment or document an exciting event but I can’t believe how many people don’t ever enjoy the reason that they’re someplace in the first place.