What's Happening off the Floor

Some of the best shows in town are far from the podium

Viewers of a national political convention are sometimes encouraged to believe that the proceedings themselves are all-consuming, that life outside the convention hall somehow grinds to a halt while the party goes about the momentous business of drafting a platform and picking a ticket. Delegates know better. Like tourists everywhere, they are eager to sample the sights and sounds of the host city. So numerous are San Francisco's attractions that it may be difficult to lure delegates into the convention hall. Herewith...

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