Wednesday night I was having dinner at the Gordon Biersch in the Cleveland Airport when the gentleman at the table next to me decided to strike up a conversation.
His name was Rocky Ray, and he worked for Michigan State University. He was on his way back to his home in Lansing but mentioned he was bringing his family to DC on Friday to attend the Rally To Restore Sanity. When he spoke about bringing his kids to The Rally he had an enthusiasm that a Dad would have keeping his kids up for a No-Hitter in baseball. He talked about his past family trips to DC for the past two Inaugurations and his excitement for The Rally made me realize how high this event has risen.
courtesy of ‘philliefan99’
DC Metromix has published what they claim is a preliminary schedule of this weekend’s Rally To Restore Sanity, and at first glance it still looks very preliminary:
Pre-Pre Show – 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Video montages and music will play on Jumbotrons to entertain the audience
Pre Show – 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
12:00-12:40 – The Roots will play for the crowd
12:40-12:57 – A comedian (TBA) will warm up the crowd
12:57-1:00 – Video countdown and intros
Main Show 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
1:00-1:05 – Singing of the National Anthem by special musical guest (TBA)
1:05-1:20 – Jon Stewart welcomes the crowd
1:20-1:30 – Stephen Colbert enters