UM Stadium Gate 9

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Credentialed media assigned special gateway at Gate 9. During long thunderstorm delay, no one locates key to padlock on special gateway. Key ring finally located, none work. Media finally instructed to join the flow at general gateway [photo]. Much later the key was found. [photo]

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  1. May 1, 2010 at 10:43 am | permalink

    that is TOOOOO funny!

  2. May 1, 2010 at 4:11 pm | permalink

    The situation for the Wheelchair Ambassadors and their charges at Gate 9 was the following: We were told that we could not enter the gate until the thunderstorm had passed, because the Secret Service deemed it too dangerous for wheelchairs to go through the security metal detectors if there was lightning. So we all huddled there with the wheelchairs in the pouring rain listening to the thunder and watching the lightning for an extra 35 minutes or so (the gates were originally supposed to be opened at 6:30 am). When the Commencement Ceremony began, when we began to dry off a bit, and when a sliver of sun emerged as the President arrived, the long wet wait seemed well worth it.