Thursday, January 15, 2009

Not My Cup of Tea...

I am really looking forward to next Tuesday, but I'm glad I no longer live in Northern VA. There would be pressure to attend the festivities in DC since I lived only 4 miles out in Arlington. However, it would have only happened if someone with a real strong personality talked me into it. Because I rode the Metrorail system into work everyday for over four years, I know how these people can get in tight, crowded situations. It seems everyone in Washington knows too.

Check out this quote from the Senate Inaugural Committee's website*:

"D.C.’s subway system is expecting “crush-level” crowds. Be prepared to stand in close proximity to several thousand people for long periods of time."

Yeah, that sounds like loads of fun, doesn't it? You can't say you weren't warned.

* The Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies.
* Shepard Fairey poster available at official Presidential Inauguration store.

5 comments:

The Slapdash Sewist said...

I'm excited about being a part of it, but whoa. It's going to be crazy! Luckily I can walk to the Mall but that won't save me from "crush-level" crowds once I get there.

Adelaide B said...

One of my very strangest experiences in Tokyo was riding the subway during rush hour. There were so many people riding the trains that they had men wearing white gloves helping to push everyone in. I ended up getting very up close and personal with a Korean friend of mine. It was too funny. I imagine they won't have the nice men in white gloves in DC.

Stephanie said...

Yeah, I'm lucky I live within walking distance. I'm not going anywhere near Metro this weekend!

PuglyFeet said...

I wish I didn't have to work that day. It should be a national holiday.

east side bride said...

um no. kinda like how new yorkers won't go anywhere near time square if they can help it. (on new year's eve or any other day).