At mid day, I ventured downtown near the White House, and was surprised to experience a pleasant drive despite the 2pm We Are One concert. The streets were well manned with DC police officers and additional crowd support units. Even navigating Farragut Square, aka “The Vortex of Doom” was easy and delayless.
Another pleasantry was the overall vibe coming from everyone, working or attending the concert. Everyone was smiling, laughing and almost dare I say it skipping. They were of course bundled up, but I have no doubt that the cold was the last thing on their minds.