“Am I activated? ” – Deadline
Joe Biden is seen entering from a sun terrace, airmen. For a second, this could be a big budget campaign spot.
Next, a seemingly confused Biden asks an assistant, “Are they introducing me?” To the same employee off camera: “Am I on? “
Biden’s later speech is plagued by streaming issues.
What was billed as a virtual campaign rally in Tampa turned into a glitch-filled example of how not to host a web event.
DJ Jack Henriquez played tunes and nodded. The problem was that viewers were being held captive watching Henriquez do this for a total of 4 minutes.
An announcer came in and introduced State Senator Janet Cruz to Florida, who, apparently unconscious, remained silent in front of the camera for 17 seconds before the video was cut.
After a prolonged silence, Cruz suddenly set off again and delivered his message.
She was in good company.
An equally oblivious representative, Charlie Crist (D-Fla.) Looked around, sniffed and wiped the sweat off his chin before realizing it was time to start talking.
Around the event’s 50-minute mark (an eternity in web minutes), Biden finally appeared.
At one point, the former vice president said: “I wish we could have done this together and it turned out a little better.”