Sunday, October 31, 2010

Restore Sanity and/or Fear

This weekend was Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear. If you haven't heard about it, you've probably been living under a rock. Julie, Karen, Matthew, and Curt made the journey from Albany to attend. The metro was a madhouse, tip number one for future major events - buy metro cards in advance. Each train was jammed packed and each person closest to the door swore that there was no room and we'd have to take the next train. I obviously didn't take such direction seriously and told them (each time we entered trains) that all of the trains look exactly the same, and I want to go to the Rally too. We all squeezed on and metro-ed up to Navy-Archives. Once we got off the metro, we were stuck in another crowd of people waiting to get up the esclators and out the exit booths.

taken from CBS.com
Once we finally made it back up to the world, we began making our way through the swarms of people to get a decent viewing/hearing area.  We ended up on the left, in the trees relatively close to the stage.  I couldn't see at all, but being 5'3" I wasn't expecting to.  The place was packed and it was standing room only.  We were thankful that we didn't bother dragging chairs along because it would have made for a frustrating commute.  I snagged the aerial photo from CBS.com to give a better idea of what it looked like.

There lots of great signs, here's a little collage of a few that I took photos of:
Overall it was an amazing experience to be apart of.  It was an early/long day, so I ended up not making it out for Halloween for the first time in a long while, and surprisingly I don't really care.  Halloween will be back next year and who knows when there will be another Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear.



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