Travis Dems Go Long (Center)

Presidential watch parties go high-falutin' tonight

Ding, ding! Round two!

If you hadn't noticed, there's a bit of a presidential debate tonight, so unless you were planning to watch with your shoes off and your hand in your pants, a la Al Bundy, there's a couple of watching party options (not including the Alamo Dratfthouse South Lamar, who'll be having their own bash on multiple screens.)

The big one is the Travis County Democratic Party's big screen presentation at the Long Center. The evening will kick off at 5.45pm with an event for retiring Judges Margaret Cooper and Jeanne Meurer in the Kodosky Lounge. However, expect everyone to bail early to grab some the good seats for the big debate watch in the Michael and Susan Dell Hall. Fancy-schmancy.

Burnt Orange Report-er Matt Glazer explained it would be a nice option, so put your best dress pants on: not least because Jimmie Dale Gilmore will be performing and there'll be a very special guest in the form of LBJ's daughter and Luci Baines Johnson in attendence (sigh. Remember the happy days when Texas produced presidents that believed in signing civi rights legislation?) For the more informally dressed or big fans of brisket, Texans for Obama have booked out Scholz Garten again

For our GOP readers, the Travis County Republican Party will be having their shindig at Annie's West at 706 W. Sixth.

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