Saturday, October 30, 2010
Rally To Restore Sanity
I attended the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear, and I must say it was quite the time.
I woke up at the ungodly 7:00am to meet up with some friends to carpool to the rally together. It took us five and a half hours to finally reach the city of Washington DC and find a suitable parking space (thank science for the GPS), but the wait was definitely worth it.
Once at the rally, though late, my friends and I had an awesome time listening to Stewart, Colbert, and the many performers over the loudspeakers and seeing them on satellite screens. The signs may have been just as entertaining. I'm the biggest Daily Show fan out of my group of friends, so for me it was an awesome experience seeing so many people gathered to hear Stewart speak. Plus his speech was so inspirational you'd think it was made by President Obama during his '08 campaign.
Just a few things we did while in the area: hang out in a huge crowd of reasonable, like minded individuals, read socialist propaganda ("The Militant" newspaper-pretty entertaining), eat in a fine DC restaurant, and even visit several of the Smithsonian Museums. My only regret is that the day ended before we had a chance to visit the Botanical Gardens.
I'm no expert so I won't guess at the size of the crowd, but here's a picture from one of the 400 news sources present.
The National Mall and the Capitol Building were nothing short of breathtaking. Not to mention seeing it all while listening to one of my favorite comedian/pundits. Overall it was an incredibly epic time.