Here’s my best shot of the Rally for Sanity, a view many people there would actually envy – of Jon Stewart on stage, with a close-up of him on the Jumbotron to the left. I got a somewhat better view with my binoculars, and felt lucky to see even this much and be able to hear about half of what he said. That’s because the rally was over-attended by a lot, so there weren’t enough Jumbotrons or loud speakers to enable most of the rallyers to see or hear anything. Except for the funny signs and costumes. But the crowd was nice to each other, which one would expect, right? And I’m glad I went – just for the good vibes if nothing else. Now I just wish I’d remembered to set my damn VCR to tape the show – coz I’m hearing that Comedy Central has announced it won’t be shown again. Huh?
On the right you see one of the two large grass panels that were roped off – grass panels that thousands of us would have dearly loved to sit on and watch the performance from that prime position. So, not a popular day for the National Lawn, which was partially roped off because – it had recently been seeded? Maybe they should have grabbed the Lincoln Memorial spot after all.
And here’s the scene looking west from the Capitol building. And below is just a sampling of the many amusing signs on display (photos by PamelaJ).