Charlotte is ready for the DNC

Charlotte kicks of the Democratic National Convention with a party, CarolinaFest.

Hundreds of people walk up and down Tryon Street for the CarolinaFest in Charlotte, N.C. on Monday, Sept. 3, 2012. The day before the Democratic National Convention starts, the town hosted a street fair. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Hundreds of people walk up and down Tryon Street for the CarolinaFest in Charlotte, N.C. on Monday, Sept. 3, 2012. The day before the Democratic National Convention starts, the town hosted a street fair. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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