Thursday, March 26, 2009
Sometimes it's great to live in DC.......
We had tickets for an Obama event last night - So off we went in the cold - It's not a real good idea to try to drive into the city and find a parking place on a night with a presidential event, so we drove to the METRO and took the train in - at the first stop in DC they stopped the train and announced it was "out of service" and everybody had to get off. As we were some 20 blocks from the Warner Theater where we were going, we took a cab - The driver had a hard time with all the traffic and then, of course, they had at least 4 blocks cordoned off, so we got out and walked the last 3 blocks.
In the shot below, you can see the 4 block long line - we considered coming back home.
The motorcade had just passed, but I didn't have my camera out.
It was cold and the wind was pretty fierce, but we waited - it took an hour to get to security.
They were doing the best they could, but there was a full house. There had already been a ticket screening, to be sure the right people were there, but at this point, they were checking bags and electronics.
Here he is! Tony Bennet had already done a mini-concert (We thought it strange to have an old guy at the event for this young new administration, but he's holding up pretty well.) The man at the right is Tim Kaine, Virginia's governor, and new chairman of the DNC.
On the way home - thankfully, there were no train adventures on the return trip.