Elizabeth Warren undoubtedly needed another beer after she suffered technical difficulties during her Iowa campaign debut.
The far-left Massachusetts senator was holding an event at a Council Bluffs bar, The Gathering Room, on Friday night.
About 5 minutes into her 30-minute appearance, the lights went noticeably dark and the microphone stopped working.
Warren was railing on about “corruption” in politics when suddenly there was a pop sound, the lights dimmed and her microphone stopped working.
She stretched out her arms, unsure what to do.
She continued talking without the microphone to the room that reportedly holds about 150 people.
“Can’t hear you!” someone shouted.
“I know, I’m doing my best,” Warren responded, asking if anybody could help with the “tech”. She asked in vain if somebody had another mic.
People who couldn’t hear her could be heard chatting among themselves.
More than 5 minutes into the ordeal, Warren was unaware that the mic started working.
“I am here tonight…” she said in an amplified voice, causing the crowd to applaud wildly.
“I’m, I’m, oh!” she said, realizing her fans could hear her again.
“We have sound. I thought that was just for me,” she said of the cheers.
“Now that we got sound I’m ready,” Warren said, before continuing on another 15 minutes.
Following up on Monday’s awkward beer drinking chat on Instagram, Warren’s first Iowa appearance was at The Gathering Room, we reported.
The Gathering Room consists of “a large, sleek granite bar top and a wall of opulent onyx,” and about a dozen tables. It “holds approximately 150 people and has state of the art audio-video, large screen,” according to the website.
The bar is attached to the “Thunderbowl,” a popular bowling alley.