In case you somehow missed it, last week Donald Trump accepted the Republican nomination for president in Cleveland.
And on Monday, democracy headed to Philadelphia so that Hillary Clinton could officially become the Democratic nominee.
However, because this is 2016 and we can't have nice things, there was approximately zero chance that the Democratic National Convention would run smoothly.
You see, there was this whole email thing.
And naturally, Sanders supporters were a little upset.
Just a bit.
Party unity, am I right?
How bad are we talking? Even SANDERS couldn't calm down his own supporters and get them aboard the Hillary/Kaine train.
They just weren't buying it.
Which, I mean, fair. It's not like you can't see where they're coming from.
Although it probably doesn't help to have your own delegates comparing your supporters to children.
Sanders even asked his supporters to refrain from protesting during the convention.
Which went about as well as you'd expect.
And as if that wasn't enough, a literal thunderstorm broke out just as the convention was beginning.
The whole lead-up to the convention was not what we'd call inspiring.
Neither was its official opening, TBH.
Fortunately, the line-up for the night was pretty cool.
You had your cute kids.
Your hip celebrities.
Your pop stars.
And, hey! There was even yelling while a hero of the civil rights movement was speaking!
It was more than slightly problematic when comedian Sarah Silverman delivered one of the most memorable moments of the night.
Before segueing into the evening's final musical interlude.
Rising star of the Democratic party Cory Booker delivered what was easily the most AMPED UP speech of the night.
But nobody really seemed to mind.
AND THEN it was time for first lady Michelle Obama.
Warnings were issued in advance re: what might happen if her speech was interrupted.
Lots of warnings.
But once she started speaking...
Everybody was listening.
It was just a really good speech.
And everybody had a lot of feelings about it.
Even President Obama agreed, in what became the most popular tweet of the night.
EVEN DONALD TRUMP COULDN'T FIND ANYTHING TO SAY ABOUT IT.
FLOTUS is a pretty tough act for anyone to follow, even Elizabeth Warren.
But she pulled through.
Despite a few hecklers.
And whatever the hell this was.
Finally it was time for the man of the hour.
And PHEW did things get emotional.
Not to mention hard to hear.
Finally, Trump made the mistake of trying to come for Sanders after the convention was over and was quickly smacked down.
We'll be back tomorrow for more updates.
BuzzFeed's Alex Duner contributed to this report.
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