Saturday, October 30, 2010

Comedy Central and Jon Stewart: "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear": crowds!

Well, I tried the “Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear” from Comedy Central and Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert (and the Daily Show) on Saturday Oct. 30. I’ve never found the Metro so crowded, or the Mall so filled, since the gay pride rally of 1993. (I don’t know how the Million Man March in 1995 went.)

The music was rather like that on Sirius Radio, but the real show was the placards in the crowd. Don’t be afraid of overeducated people. Don’t be afraid of rationality. Real problems require real solutions.

You can visit the "Sarah Palin Watchdog" blog mentioned on the demonstrator's poster here.

Technically, this was a “performance” or a “concert” rather than a rally, so it went on this blog.

CC’s website for the event is here.  The word on the street is that the crowd was about 400000. It was som much larger than expected, and the concert promoters did not have permits to put up speakers and jumbotrons everywhere.

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