Friday, May 15, 2009

Obama at ASU

On Wednesday I had the once in a lifetime opportunity to see/hear the President of the United States speak in person. President Barack Obama came to ASU and delivered the commencement speech at graduation.Of course, there were those that didn't want him to come, but he did come, and it was AWESOME!We had to arrive at the stadiom 4 hours early (it was 102 degrees outside). We waited in line in a sea of sweaty people for hours. It was so hot (but totally worth it)!Once we got into the stadium it was a lot better because we could hide out in the shade. We even got to see airforce one! See that little speck in the sky?!The stadium was SO packed! Over 80,000 people attended the event.This guy who sat in front of me had an awesome haircut. His hair said, "Yes we can Obama."It was so fun! I will remember it for the rest of my life.

President Obama gave a very moving speech, with a moral of selflessness at the heart. He spoke of many things, but mostly of using your talents and acheivements for the greater good...working for loftier goals to make the world a better place for everyone.
I wish I could have been one of the graduates shaking his hand. When I graduate next year, whoever the speaker is will probably be a total letdown...sorry, but how can you beat Obama?!


Fook Yu said...
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Fook Yu said...

Did you have to ask the dude to move his head around for the pic?