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Covering the Oklahoma Democratic Watch Party

Garett Fisbeck Modified: April 18, 2013 at 11:59 am •  Published: November 7, 2012
Kristen Gadlin, right, and Fannie Kay, both of Oklahoma City, watch television coverage of the 2012 election during the Oklahoma Democratic Party watch gathering at the Reed Center in Midwest City, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.  Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman
Kristen Gadlin, right, and Fannie Kay, both of Oklahoma City, watch television coverage of the 2012 election during the Oklahoma Democratic Party watch gathering at the Reed Center in Midwest City, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman

I had never covered a watch party before tonight. It was definitely a lot more than I expected.

From 7 p.m. to when it was announced that Obama was re-elected, the energy in the room never wavered.  There was a live band, people cheering, and definitely a lot more alcohol than I would have imagined.

Eric Dixon, of Oklahoma City, watches a television during the Oklahoma Democratic Party watch gathering at the Reed Center in Midwest City, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.  Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman
Eric Dixon, of Oklahoma City, watches a television during the Oklahoma Democratic Party watch gathering at the Reed Center in Midwest City, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman
Obama/Biden support stickers during the Oklahoma Democratic Party watch gathering at the Reed Center in Midwest City, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.  Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman
Obama/Biden support stickers during the Oklahoma Democratic Party watch gathering at the Reed Center in Midwest City, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman
Seidah Vaughn and her son, Lucas, 10, cut up Obama support stickers during the Oklahoma Democratic Party watch gathering at the Reed Center in Midwest City, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.  Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman
Seidah Vaughn and her son, Lucas, 10, cut up Obama support stickers during the Oklahoma Democratic Party watch gathering at the Reed Center in Midwest City, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman
Wannie Debouse, of Midwest City, has her photo taken with cardboard cutouts of Barack and Michelle Obama during the Oklahoma Democratic Party watch gathering at the Reed Center in Midwest City, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.  Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman
Wannie Debouse, of Midwest City, has her photo taken with cardboard cutouts of Barack and Michelle Obama during the Oklahoma Democratic Party watch gathering at the Reed Center in Midwest City, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman
Democratic supporters clap while watching election coverage during the Oklahoma Democratic Party watch gathering at the Reed Center in Midwest City, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.  Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman
Democratic supporters clap while watching election coverage during the Oklahoma Democratic Party watch gathering at the Reed Center in Midwest City, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman
Arnola Gipson, of Oklahoma City, cheers during the Oklahoma Democratic Party watch gathering at the Reed Center in Midwest City, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.  Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman
Arnola Gipson, of Oklahoma City, cheers during the Oklahoma Democratic Party watch gathering at the Reed Center in Midwest City, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman
Roseanna Angelo reacts as President Obama wins the 2012 election during the Oklahoma Democratic Party watch gathering at the Reed Center in Midwest City, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.  Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman
Roseanna Angelo reacts as President Obama wins the 2012 election during the Oklahoma Democratic Party watch gathering at the Reed Center in Midwest City, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman
Debra Yarbrough hugs Sonja Foxx after President Obama won the 2012 election during the Oklahoma Democratic Party watch gathering at the Reed Center in Midwest City, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.  Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman
Debra Yarbrough hugs Sonja Foxx after President Obama won the 2012 election during the Oklahoma Democratic Party watch gathering at the Reed Center in Midwest City, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman
Tiffany Thompson reacts as President Obama wins the 2012 election during the Oklahoma Democratic Party watch gathering at the Reed Center in Midwest City, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.  Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman
Tiffany Thompson reacts as President Obama wins the 2012 election during the Oklahoma Democratic Party watch gathering at the Reed Center in Midwest City, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman

-Garett Fisbeck

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