Here are some photos taken by The Takeaway Digital Editor Alex Johnson on his first day in Tampa.
The convention grounds were mostly deserted.
So-called 'Radio Row' at the convention center.
The long, air-conditioned tunnel connecting the convention center to the forum, where speeches are given.
WNYC's booth on 'Radio Row.'
Welcome sign at a party for Ron Paul supporters.
Folks at the Ron Paul party crowding under the roof when the rain started to fall.
Trucker hat meets tie at Ron Paul party.
Organizers were handing out t-shirts.
This one is pretty self-explanatory.
More Ron Paul t-shirts.
Dreads with tie.
Ron Paul sign.
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