Posts Tagged ‘inauguration 2013’

A Grumpy Man’s Guide to Riding the Metro on Inauguration Day

Things looked good at first on Metro today.
The way down was a breeze, at least relative to '09. Back then, I remember being stuck in the L'Enfant Plaza station for more than an hour, waiting for the enormous crowd to move the 50-some feet from the train to the turnstiles. A woman fainted, and no [...]

How to Get Ahead on the Mall

Expect crowds. One of the first pieces of advice given to inaugural ticketholders and, based on their behavior this morning, one of the first to be forgotten. You can't really blame them for being upset: some traveled thousands of miles and fought aggressively to get tickets, thinking this would get them a front row seat [...]