Watching the breathless coverage last night, you might not know that many reporters - that would include me - were placed in this reporter's pen to watch the particular ball they were lucky enough to earn a credential to. That means that as the party rolled on, we stood or sat on the side with our colleagues. If we were lucky enough to spot somebody we wanted to talk to, we could ask one of the volunteer press people to usher us out for a supervised interview. Otherwise, enjoy the party.
Here's what it looked like. Not pretty, at least if your idea of reporting is actually observing, conversing and writing.
A man in my position needs to make some choices. The Youth Ball, I found, had a very post-Prom vibe. So I whipped out my Flipcam and captured a few clips of bad dancing.
Now this guy isn't really dancing. He just can't stop letting the cool flow, even when he's getting a brewski.
I could tell keeping the camera on this lady would yield some results.
Now her friend gets into the mix. What's with all that pointing? It's rude.
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Glen Johnson is Politics Editor at boston.com and lead blogger for "Political Intelligence." He moved to Massachusetts in the fourth grade, and has covered local, state, and national politics for over 25 years. E-mail him at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @globeglen.