I'm considering recording US election sound effects this fall. I heard that there were some great reactions after the 2008 elections and would love to record those sort of sounds.
I want to capture the general experience via sound before, during and after the election.
My idea is to record at polling stations and galas, catch chatter, reactions afterwards, etc. Basically the spirit and the hopes and disappointments.
Since I'm not American, I'm wondering if any of you have suggestions.
Beyond crowds, reactions, etc., any ideas what to record?
Where should I be? Outside the White House? Are there particular Democratic or Republican strongholds? Is it best to hang around the Democratic or Republican headquarters in Washington? Since we don't know who will win I'm thinking the best location would have potential for both Republican and Democratic enthusiastic crowds.
I'm open to travelling anywhere in the US, so location doesn't matter.
Any ideas or suggestions are appreciated.
Thanks in advance,