Thursday, January 8, 2009

Inauguration = Blizzard

While listening to the radio yesterday, a segment came on addressing the upcoming inauguration and how it was going to wreak havoc on all DCers.

Things discussed were:

Do not think you are going to b able to ride the Metro. Even though trains will be running like it is rush hour all day, you will not be able to join in the fun. You will stand on a packed platform watching packed train after packed train ride by without being able to get on. Also, you cannot bring a bike or a large sign on there. So, don't even think about bringing a 3x3 foot widdled banner to display to the Obamas during the parade.

People will descend on DC like a plague of locusts and destroy all in their path.

Don't think you are going to be able to drive in and out of the city at your leisure. Most getaway routes are open, yet there is no return.

Roadblocks will prevent any type of driving into the city.

Parking is like a thing of the past. You are better to just throw your car in the river when you get into DC.

Prepare to stock up on groceries like a giant snow storm is coming. Seriously, this was the actual recommendation.

The good news? Looks like I'll be home to get some projects done. Yeah. . .


Christopher Busta-Peck said...

Glad that us out-of-towners can make it easier for you to get work done on your house.

Hey, if your city doesn't have the infrastructure for it, maybe the inauguration should be held somewhere else, say, NYC?

Ben said...


As a former resident of NYC, I say that place could handle the inauguration like it's just another day of the week. DC does not excel in things like. . . traffic, roadblocks and coordinated large city events.

Patrick said...

dude, its gonna be awesome; like a huge tailgate party. we'll load up the beach cruisers with a hibachi and some 30-packs and head down to the lincoln memorial and rage all and day and night until the secret service hauls us away in zip tie handcuffs and your tenant has to come bail us out! its gonna be boss! ill bring fireworks.

Cyndy said...

This makes me kind of glad for a change that I live way out in the suburbs, near the last stop Red Line.

Ben said...


Game on.


You should be safe from the madness - though, this could be all hype.

Christopher Busta-Peck said...

Of course, it all depends on the weather. If it's 38 and raining, I suspect attendance will be waaaaay down.

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