So, are you going to go to the Rally to Restore Sanity? Are you maybe going to go? Does it depend on a few different things you have up in the air right now and you can’t really make a decision yet? Well, for your convenience, we’ve put together a guide about where to go and what to do when you make the journey to Washington D.C.
Where It Is:
When It Is:
Saturday, October 30, 2010, from 12PM – 3PM. This Saturday!
What It Is:
A rally to demonstrate that, although it may be hard to believe sometimes, reasonable people exist. And there are lots of them. But, come on, you knew what it was.
How To Get There:
The official site is taking bus reservations for major cities all over the country.
Or, if you had the foresight to register with the Huffington Post already, you can catch one of the Huffington Post’s “Sanity Buses” departing from Citi Field in Flushing, New York. Unfortunately registration has already closed, but you can find all sorts of information about what you’re missing on their official Sanity Bus FAQ page.
How to Get There Once You Get There:
From what I know about Washington DC, which is mid-to-high level not a lot, it is a hellish place to get around by car. So maybe you should plan on taking the Metrorail. The Metro starts running at 7AM and stops at 3AM. You can buy a day pass for $9 and can use cash or credit because it is 2010 now.
The National Mall can be reached by these Metro stations:
And, according to the official FAQ page, there will be Rally volunteers at each of these stations to help you find your way. That’s great!
What You Can’t Bring:
There’s lots of obvious stuff that you can’t bring, all of which is listed on the official website, but maybe a few of those things aren’t so obvious. So we’ll highlight those for you.
Got it? Great.
What You Should Bring:
How You Should Dress:
Layers? I would suggest wearing layers. It looks like the weather should be nice, sunny and in the 60s. But weather is unpredictable. Also wear your most water-proof shoes, in case it rains! Soggy feet are the worst, especially when you’re trying to restore sanity. Also don’t wear anything LAME.
Where To Stay:
Otherwise, you can try couchsurfing? But again, please don’t get murdered!
What To Eat:
I know we’re all web-savvy adults here who can use our iSpoons and NetPods to find the restaurants that serve exactly what we want wherever we are, but just in case you want to see a few average-priced options with Yelp reviews ranging from “pretty good” to “good” without leaving this guide right now, here they are!
What Else There Is To Do:
Since the rally only lasts for three hours on the 30th, you’ll probably be looking for other things to do. Here are some things that are free!
Also, Norm MacDonald is going to be at the D.C. Improv Comedy Club (not free) on both the 29th and 30th. Maybe that is something you are interested in?
Things To Remember:
So, great! If you have any questions we haven’t answered, you can check the official site or leave them in the comments.
Kelly Conaboy writes a lot, but it’s never about anything.