Once Upon a Time I voted for History 

(I took this photo with my iPhone.) Front Page, November 4, 2008

The Election of Barack Obama

Hundreds of mostly 30-something young people spontaneously descended on the Front Page Restaurant to watch the 2008 election. The restaurant was not expecting more than a few people, and had given most of the staff the night off.

The manager Abdellatif "Tom" Bouhsane reserved a table for us where we could see the monitors over the elbow-to-elbow crowd. (We definitely raised the average age.)

I don't think I have ever seen so many people in so small a space make such a genuinely joyous cheer as when the returns for Pennsylvania flashed on the monitors.