While the nation was gearing up for the first Presidential debate of the season, the University of Denver held its own festival centered around it called Debate Fest. Debate Fest was free to attend with prior registration. The event consisted of mostly student and had several television screens, food trucks, corn-hole boards and even a main stage.
Hay was set up as seats in the early morning in anticipation of the afternoon’s crowd.
Many different organizations set up boothes at the Debate Fest.
The theme of the day revolved around catchy slogans.
Locals used the extra foot traffic to make a few dollars and promote their business.
Denver Cheerleaders pose for a photo with cardboard cutout of Obama and Romney.
Corn-hole boards where setup across the area.
An American flag was stuck in the ground near MSNBC’s tent.
People crowd MSNBC’s setup hoping to be in the background of their live broadcast.
MSNBC’s equipment was piled up behind their stage area.
A father lifts his daughter up to see over the crowd.
I student puts on a mask before being lifted into the air by classmates.
A child sits on his father’s shoulders.
Many performers sang on the stage before the debates.
Students came decked-out in anything red, white or blue.
People exchange high-fives for political commentary.
The University of Denver’s mascot makes an appearance to pose with students.
A crowd gathers to enjoy music before the debate.
A person dressed as a tolite walks around campus posing with students.
One of the tents that was setup.
College Battle a tent and bus setup at the event.
College Battle asked you to write on an index card why you were voting, the gave you a bandana or a pair of sunglasses.
Students enjoy a game of Corn-hole before the debates.
A little girls helps by going around and picking up the corn-hole bags.
Corn-hole was enjoyed by not only students, but teachers and their children as well.
One child enjoyed a modified game of corn-hole with his father just an hour before the debate.