Two hours before Oprah is set to come to William-Brice stadium to pump up Sen. Barack Obama's numbers in South Carolina, an 18-year-old musician, Daniel Davis from Charleston, rocked the violin with an amazingly strong performance, people scrambled for the close seats. Arrested Development is also scheduled to perform.
Obama staffers don't expect to fill up the 80,000 plus stadium, but didn't want anyone to be left out either. The first person to line up for the 2:30 p.m. event was in place before the sun came up, said Ben LaBolt. "People have wrapped around the stadium twice," he said.
When I arrived around noon, cars were parked alongside the road and long lines of people were waiting patiently for the doors to open. After the gray skies and surprisingly cool weather for the past couple of days, the South Carolina sun is in full blast.