Part of being at a convention is attending lots of parties. The Democratic National Convention is no different. On the fist night of our stay in Charlotte they held a Welcome Event at a really cool place called the Uptown Mint Musuem. When I first saw the information about it, I thought it was a museum about money, which would have been really interesting. But it was mostly modern art, most of what I saw was really beautiful stuff. The building is very modern, as is most of downtown Charlotte. And the party was held in the main exhibit hall, for lack of a better word. The picture is from the second level, of four, that looks over that hall. On the fifth floor is an outdoor deck which provided a great view of downtown.