Nathaniel Bone, 20 from Dickson, Tennessee, was one of the youngest delegates at the Democratic National Convention.
"It's crazy!" he laughed over Facetime Monday from convention, "it's hectic but in a fun way, lots of fun everywhere."
The young brain tumor survivor set his sights on Philly in January and won several rounds of votes to get there.
"It may be difficult to do it, (but) it doesn't prevent me from doing it. Just 'cause it's hard doesn't mean I shouldn't try," he said.
He was one of many locals representing the Volunteer State at the Democratic convention. Memphis Representative Akbari was set to speak the same night as Hilary Clinton. She's been tweeting pictures from the day's events.
Nashville's own Marisa Richmond is the first transgender person was chosen to serve as the convention's official time keeper.
Rubbing shoulders with folks like them, Bone has made the most of the city of brotherly love. "Philadelphia's quite a great city and the Philly cheese steaks obviously!" Bone said.
He got there as a Bernie Sanders delegate. He got to meet the Senator as he spoke Monday morning.
"Shaking the hand of Bernie Sanders that'll be the favorite of the whole trip," said Bone.
And while many Bernie supporters spent the morning protesting, he said he didn't have a problem supporting Hillary Clinton.
"At the end of the day I'm still a Democrat through and through, so whether the nominee is Bernie or Hillary or Joe Schmo I'm a Democrat through and through," he said.
He was just glad to be a part of a history-making convention and making memories he said will last a lifetime.