September 19, 2010 – Hilo, Hawaii
Video by David Corrigan
Hundreds of Big Island Democrats fill the streets in support of their candidates on the eve of the primary election.
Sign waving campaigners built excitement to a fever pitch with cheers, honking cars and beating drums.
Later, speeches were made beneath the bandstand at Mooheau Park, including an address by the sister of Barak Obama, Maya Soetoro-Ng. Cheering at the rally was so loud, tremors from a 4.3 magnitude earthquake 26 miles from Hilo were unnoticed by the crowd.
The Big Island Democratic Party’s Grand Rally is a long standing tradition in Hawaii. This was the 54th time the rally has been held. The event dates back to 1954, and the start of the “Democratic Revolution” in Hawaii.