Sunday, September 19, 2010

Rally to Restore Sanity/March to Keep Fear Alive!!

So Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert announced their twin rallies in Washington DC on October 30th, 2010. I'll admit, it sounded really intriguing. I then found out that my parents up and bought plane tickets to attend... I really didn't feel like being outdone, so I decided to go for it too. It's easily the most spontaneous thing I've done in a really long time and I'm definitely looking forward to it.

I fly out of O'Hare at the crack of dawn on Friday the 29th and arrive at Reagan airport in DC a little before 9AM. Armed with only my messenger bag which contains a change of clothes and my Nikon, I'll just wander around the city during the day. I've only been to DC once, in high school, on a trip that lasted 14 hours. I've never been to the Smithsonian or any of that stuff, so I'm pretty excited.

Jade and Sebastian live in Alexandria, VA and were kind enough to let me crash at their place for the weekend, so when they get off work, I'll catch up with them and that'll be my Friday.

The Rally is on Saturday (as far as I can tell at an indeterminate time still) but I'll be there with, what I'm hoping is a crowd that makes Glenn Beck and the rest of the Fox News assholes shit their pants a little bit. It's time for them to realize that they don't speak for the entirety of the country.

Then I fly out of Reagan on Sunday morning, home by 11:30. It's going to be a crazy weekend, but how often do you have the opportunity to do this? For $227 round trip to be able to experience this should be well worth it.


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