A tropical storm may have delayed the start of the Republican National Convention, but it definitely did not put a damper on the delegates.
As the convention kicked off today, the Tampa Bay Times Forum was brimming with spontaneous delegate dancing, raucous rounds of cheers and boos and more unusual attire than Florida has seen since Halloween.
Whether you're watching the action on the ABC News live stream, on TV or in person from Tampa, can you spot these wacky items and quirky folks at the GOP convention?
1. Beer Box Cowboy Hat
2. Paul Ryan Mask
3. Colorful Protester
4. News Anchor in Action
5. Swarm of State Flag Shirts
6. Abe Lincoln Impersonator
7. Misspelled State Sign
8. The Only Romney Challenger Still Technically in the Race
9. Hawaiian Lei
10. Cheesehead Hat
Any oddities we've missed? Tweet them to us using the hashtag #2012gop and we'll include them!
|Beer Box Cowboy Hat|
What do you do with an empty box of Yuengling lagers? Why, make a cowboy hat of course! This GOP convention-goer crossed paths with ABC's John Parkinson on the convention floor Wedesday night just minutes before Sen. Rand Paul took the stage.
|A Paul Ryan Mask|
Hours before Mitt Romney's runningmate Paul Ryan was set to take the stage at the GOP convention, these masks of the Congressman's face swept through the convention hall. ABC's John Parkinson picked up this
|A Colorful Protester|
While Republicans are rallying inside, protesters are parading outside. A group of about 30 masked Occupy protesters blocked traffic to the Tampa Bay Times Forum Tuesday. The group was overwhelmed by hundreds of officers in riot gear. Other activists took a more playful approach, dancing and marching near the convention area. http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/protester-arrested-republican-national-convention-tampa/story?id=17088898
|A News Anchor in Action|
There are an estimated 15,000 journalists swarming the GOP convention, but only a handful of network news anchors. Can you spot ABC News' Diane Sawyer?
She has been crisscrossing the convention this week, stopping to chat with the five Romney sons and House Speaker John Boehner Monday, asking Ann Romney a few questions in front of the RNC stage Tuesday and interviewing Sen. Marco Rubio and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush Wednesday.
|A Swarm of State Flag Shirts|
The Texas delegation was dressed head-to-toe state pride during the GOP convention today. They sported Texas state flag shirts and cowboy hats as they cast their state's 155 delegates for Mitt Romney, as shown in this photo tweeted by ABC's John Parkinson.
|An Abe Lincoln Impersonator|
America's 16th president was in the building at the GOP Convention today, in both spirit and costume. This Abraham Lincoln impersonator was spotted and tweeted by convention-goer Allison Finder.
|The Only Romney Challenger Still Technically in the Race|
Rep. Ron Paul caused quite the stir when he made an appearance on the GOP Convention floor today. Chants of "Ron Paul" followed him through the Tampa Bay Times Forum.
|A Hawaiian Lei|
ABC's Rick Klein donned a lei and snagged a photo with a member of the Hawaii delegation. But the question remains: Are those flowers real?
|A Cheesehead Hat|
It's not every day you see a cheesehead hat in Florida. Unless that day is at the GOP convention and a Wisconsinite is on the ticket. ABC's John Parkinson tweeted this photo of a Romney/Ryan supporter.