Travel, Washington DC
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Restoring sanity. And/or fear.

With friends in tow, Jay and I set out for the National Mall in Washington, D.C., Saturday, Oct. 30, for the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear. And what a rally it was.

Estimates say approximately 215,000 people showed up for the event, which to sum up, was a demonstration of “reasonable behavior” to counteract the crazies out there.

Team Fear was also out in full force, as you can see in the below photo:

Aren’t you glad you stayed home?  The crowd, for the most part, was really friendly and more importantly, everyone had a good sense of humor.

And you realllly needed a sense of humor to help you get through the crowds. Yowza!

The below photo was snapped hours after the rally ended. A lot of the proceeds from the rally were donated to help restore the National Mall – a very reasonable cause indeed.

You’ll notice that I don’t have photos of the show, which lasted from noon to 3 p.m. We were lucky enough to have a view of a jumbotron, but there were still a lot of people in the way.

A quick rundown of who performed at the show:
Hosts: Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert
Featured guests: Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman (Mythbusters!), Don Novello, Sam Waterston (Law&Order) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Musical performers: The Roots and John Legend, 4troops, Jeff Tweedy and Mavis Staples, Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow, Ozzy Osbourne, Yusuf Islamand, The O’Jays, Tony Bennett

The official web site for the rally:

Now I must go restore my sanity (with a good night’s sleep). I’ve come to the realization that this is my third blog post in four days. Is that unhealthy? Don’t answer that.

I wanted to add one more photo, and I’d like to dedicate it to my bro-in-law. :)


  1. Donielle Neal says

    I think that it is so appropriate that a No Fox sign is also featured in this photo. Thanks for sharing. Love the blog!


  2. I saw that guy sitting on the street light, hilarious! There were some great signs, wish I had some photos to share but I’m glad I left my big camera at home, where we were it would have been smooshed for sure!


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