I was stuck in New York during the 2004 RNC and I can tell you that it was a miserable experience. "W" button-, fanny-pack-, and crappy denture-sporting Republicans invaded our streets, our subways, and our nightmares. Thank God, we had the Billionaires for Bush to keep us sane.
If you'll be unable to escape Minneapolis during the 2008 RNC, we at Rising Hegemon have a suggestion for you: get yourself a ticket to Shoot the Messenger, which "Daily Show" creator Lizz Winstead is bringing to Minneapolis for three nights to concide with the Republican onslaught of your fair city.
It may be the only way to preserve your sanity.