Celebrity sightings in Denver: more than expected in MSP

The buzz around my hotel -- aside from outrage over the $1 a minute charge to use the business center computers -- is about one of the guests. Rapper Method Man of the Wu-Tang Clan is in Denver for the Rock the Bells concert, and he's staying here.

Meth's room is one floor below mine. The delegate from Shaolin Island is keeping a low profile, but at the American Presidential Experience downtown you can get your picture taken behind a replica Oval Office desk. I'm going to suggest it for his next album cover.

Celebrity sightings are happening with a regularity that is surprising, given that the action hasn't started yet. While I was in a Denver Nordstrom today asking about business traffic for a future post, the Dave Matthews Band came in to buy suits. Melissa Etheridge and Cyndi Lauper were reportedly shopping at the Cherry Creek mall earlier this morning, too. Etheridge and Lauper are both playing concerts this week.

With a slate of big names of all stripes here -- from Muhammad Ali to Obama Girl -- how are the Republicans going to match up? Kid Rock? John Rich? Can someone page Ted Nugent and tell him there's a bowhunting convention that same week in Minneapolis? Lauper was just in Minneapolis -- but for Glamorama, not the RNC. Can we count that?

Maybe this plays into the GOP's "Obama's a celebrity" narrative, but it certainly makes walking around town more interesting, never knowing who might be around the corner.

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