August 25th, 2008 | Uncategorized

Stalking famous people, day 2

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By Thomas Kaplan

DENVER, 6:05 p.m. — Yesterday was a failure in my ongoing quest to chronicle the pseudo-celebrities who have flocked to the Democratic National Convention. But today, there have been a few promising developments.

First, walking around the club level of the Pepsi Center is essentially like shooting fish in a barrel when it comes to famous people. The floor comprises luxury boxes (where the big-shot politicians and celebrities sit) and the television studios for all the major networks. The Pepsi Center was almost empty when I walked around this afternoon, but at nighttime, I assume one loop around the club level will provide a bounty of celebrity sightings.

Until then, I will have to be content with having found John Oliver, a correspondent for The Daily Show, snookering unsuspecting delegates into granting him interviews as they headed inside the arena.