For all the glory that is democracy in America, it's not always a riveting process. But that won't stop an estimated 35,000 from descending on the mile high city this week to bask in the wonky glow of this year's DNC.

Just to give you a sense of what's happening here, this horrible iPhone photo of a mostly full Denver Pepsi center (seating capacity: between 17,000 and 19,000) was taken this afternoon in the midst of the following activities:

--Introduction of and Report by the Credentials Committee

--Introduction of and Report by the Rules Committee

--Electronic Roll Call of Attendance

--Acknowledgment of President Carter

This isn't exactly face melting excitement, but there's something inspiring about caring so much about the minutiae of democracy. Keep it up, nerds.