CHARLOTTE - The Democratic National Convention doesn't kick off until tomorrow but that doesn't mean today is devoid of action. 

The various caucuses in the DNC are meeting at the Charlotte Convention Center while most delegates will explore Carolina Fest, a carnival of sorts celebrating North Carolina culture.

Then there are the parties put on by the delegations, media outlets, and corporate sponsors to fill up the evening. 

Follow Reason's team in Charlotte on Twitter for live up-to-the-minute coverage: Matt Welch, Garrett Quinn, Peter Suderman, Paul Detrick, and Zach Weissmueller.