The Democratic National Convention will feature appearances by celebrities, President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton and of course the main event, the closing-night speech from nominee Hillary Clinton. The schedule lists numerous other people slated to appear , too. As the event nears, here's a peek at what folks who aren't on any official agenda are up to: the behind-the-scenes warriors getting everything ready.
For example, Brooks Bell is vacuuming:
Gavina Valdez is getting the TV folks camera ready:
These guys are making sure reporters don't get soaked later:
These guys are making sure no wires get crossed:
DNC staffers Andrew Binnz and Liz Hart are celebrating their engagement! #awww
Tech Doug Thomas and his colleague are on tech duty and enjoying their front-row seat to history:
And here's the team with one of the most vital jobs of the week: preparing for the balloon drop!