When Sanders took the stage, he received what “felt like a ten minute ovation,” reporter Myles Bess said. “You would have thought that he was the nominee.”
When Bernie took the stage to end the night, the environment felt more like watching a band perform its last concert than a convention speech in the arena, complete with teary eyed supporters and a deafening silence from everyone but the senator himself.
“Again I had so many, like, learning disabilities and issues in my home life. I kind of looked up to the presidents as something to aspire to. Back then, I was like, ‘One day I’ll be president.’ I don’t want that anymore.”
Here are some of our favorite moments from the day before the DNC in Philadelphia.