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On August 24, the Denver 2008 Convention Host Committee will throw 24 parties for the 54 official delegations to the Democratic National Convention. If you do the math, you’ll see that some delegations are doubling, even tripling up. In some cases, the delegations requested their partying partners. In others, the committee grouped delegations together because they were staying at nearby hotels.

As for Florida and Michigan, the disgraced delegations, there are no official festivities in their honor. But if those delegates want to meet us at Lola -- whose deck looks off on the Pepsi Center, where they will go unrecognized the next day when the convention starts -- we'll buy the margs! -- Patricia Calhoun

The complete list of party venues (in alphabetical order) and the delegations assigned to them: Belmar Center : Alaska, Indiana, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Tennessee Blair Caldwell Library: Democrats Abroad, Virgin Islands Botanic Gardens: South Carolina Center for the Visual Arts: Georgia Colorado History Museum: Arkansas, Kentucky, Wisconsin Denver Art Museum: Illinois Denver Chophouse: Kansas Denver Public Library: Iowa Denver Zoo: Alabama, North Dakota, South Dakota Downtown Aquarium: Connecticut, Delaware, Missouri Exdo Event Center: California Grant Humphries: Minnesota Governor's Mansion: Colorado Hudson Gardens: New Jersey The Lab at Belmar: American Samoa, Guam, Idaho, Hawaii Museo de las Americas: District of Columbia Museum of Nature & Science: Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah Palazzo Verdi (Tech Center): Nebraska, Oklahoma Phipps Mansion: New Hampshire, Vermont Phipps Pavilion: Mississippi, Montana, Wyoming Pinnacle Club: New York Red Rocks: North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia Wildlife Experience: Texas Wings Over the Rockies: Arizona, Louisiana, Maryland, Oregon, Washington

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Patricia Calhoun co-founded Westword in 1977; she’s been the editor ever since. She’s a regular on the weekly CPT12 roundtable Colorado Inside Out, played a real journalist in John Sayles’s Silver City, once interviewed President Bill Clinton while wearing flip-flops, and has been honored with numerous national awards for her columns and feature-writing.
Contact: Patricia Calhoun