The DNC kicked off the first night with a tribute to the late Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy, Romney's former opponent.
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus was not impressed:
Around 9 p.m., the actor Kal Penn took the stage. He ended his speech like this:
"Before I close, and as I wonder which Twitter hashtags you’ll start using when I’m done talking–#sexyface–I ask all of you young people to join me. You don’t even have to put pants on. Go to commit.barackobama.com and register right there."
And lo, #sexyface trended on Twitter:
Kal Penn's work here is done.
San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro delivered Tuesday’s keynote address.
Except that his 3-year-old daughter, Carina, totally stole the show.
For the grand finale, Michelle Obama had the audience weeping.
Including this man:
Olympic gold medal gymnast Gabby Douglas started the second night at the DNC with the Pledge of Allegiance.
The God's Appointed People Choir sang, and there was much rejoicing.
Then Bill Clinton entered to Fleetwood Mac, and spoke for 49 minutes. He said, “I want a man who had the good sense to marry Michelle Obama." (And then Michelle Obama probably did this:)
Hillary was pretty pumped, too.
He and Obama hugged it out.
The Foo Fighters and Mary J. Blige performed. There were many celebrities, including Ashley Judd, Scarlett Johansson and Eva Longoria. Gabby Giffords led the night’s Pledge of Allegiance, inspiring the crowd.
Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm fired ‘em up with an epic fist pump.
Shortly after 9 p.m., Joe Biden accepted the nomination for vice president.
Obama closed down the DNC -- but not before getting a few pointers from Michelle.
His family looked pleased.
Obama -- you got this.