This video contains raw footage shot for "Five Day Bicycle Race," a project comprised of live in-studio commentary and taped edited coverage of the 1976 Democratic National Convention in New York City. Produced by independent videomakers calling themselves The Image Union (including many members of TVTV and Videofreex), it aired on Manhattan Cable for three hours per night for five days during the convention. This video features footage from the DNC in Madison Square Garden. We watch the house band perform for a large portion of the video.
00:00Copy video clip URL This tape begins with a blue screen.
00:23Copy video clip URL Fade into a shot of the house band at the Democratic National Convention. The videomakers begin to walk around the halls of Madison Square Garden. They eventually make their way down to the convention floor. However, they soon return up to the area where the house band resides.
03:22Copy video clip URL Bart Friedman interviews one of the sound guys at the convention. He talks about the mixing process and his work as an audio engineer. We then watch the band perform a number of patriotic classics. One of the videomakers jokingly sings along with the music. This lasts for a good portion of the tape.
10:35Copy video clip URL Those in attendance sing the National Anthem as the DNC goes in session.
11:36Copy video clip URL Tape ends.