From senior centres to college campuses and bars featuring campaign-themed cocktails, Americans laughed, cheered and jeered through the first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
Viewers tuned in Monday on their TVs, cellphones and radios to watch and listen to the showdown between the two major presidential candidates.
Here are some of the scenes across the U.S. as people watched the event:
A debate watch party at the Atria Sunlake retirement home in Las Vegas started with about 15 people, but some residents dozed off during event and the crowd thinned to about half of that an hour into the event.
“I don't know if Hillary will be able to shut the big mouth down,” said Joan Moelter, 81, as she polished off a dinner of chicken and crab cakes with her new boyfriend, 86-year-old Jack Abrams.
A Minnesota native, Moelter owned two Dairy Queen restaurants and has long considered herself a Republican. She's rooting for Clinton this time around.
“I think other countries are going to look at Trump and say, 'What a disgrace the United States has,”' she said.
About 25 liberals and conservatives, Clinton and Trump supporters, jammed a basement watch party organized by two former legislators from both sides of the aisle. There were no undecideds by a show of hands, and all were glued to the television screen began.
John D. Carson, a 29-year-old graduate in biomedical science from Regis University in Denver, said he hoped for more hardball questions…