Sam Spencer walked through what his life will be like in early September in uptown on Wednesday.
He's president of the Young Democrats of North Carolina, and was just elected as one of the state's delegates at the Democratic National Convention. It's a list that includes the governor and members of Congress.
"A lot of what the delegates do does not make it on TV," Spencer said.
Spencer said much of a delegate's role is debating what will be the party's direction and views for the next four years.
The delegates will be on the floor of the arena, hashing out the party's stance on issues like marriage equality.
"I think that will be one of the biggest issues that the platform will have to take on," political analyst Michael Bitzer said.
Bitzer calls delegates the "ground troops" in a party's effort to get a candidate elected.
He said opinions on different issues will likely vary.
And Spencer agrees, saying the state's delegates are diverse, with many being young and new to the process.
"The delegates aren't going to be sitting around, doing nothing," Spencer said. "We are there all day, doing the work of the Democratic Party."
Of the 160 delegates from North Carolina, about half have been elected already. The other half will be elected in June.