We did go to the rally to restore sanity yesterday. We left Edda behind at home and I felt a little bad about it because she comes along to 99% of our crazy outings and I thought she could manage this one, but in the end it turned out to be a good idea because the Metro was so packed, the three of us just managed to barely squeeze onto a train (there would have been no room for Edda’s wheelchair) and by the time we got downtown we were all drenched in our own sweat from the heat generated from 10,000 people in one subway car.
We left the house at 11 am – the rally was suppose to start at 1 pm. We could not get into the rally site because it was already jam packed full of people and they were closing the entrances to prevent more people from trying to squish in.
We did not see the stage, but we heard the national anthem (held our hands over our hearts and cheered) and we heard the voice of Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert, but we were left meandering the outskirts of the rally.