It is a great time to be in DC! I am having a great time and enjoying the hustle and bustle! The two big events so far were the We Are One concert at the National Mall yesterday - and going to see the Oprah Winfrey Show which was being broadcast from the John F. Kennedy Center!! Oprah's on the road!
The concert was great - here are my favorites: Mary J. Blige, who did Lean on Me - it was fun and she has such a great voice! Plus it was fun to sing along and jump up and down. You can see a video of it here.
Garth Brooks - who would have thought? He sang American Pie and Shout! He had a great time and so did the audience, once again singing along and dancing.
Beyonce sang at the very end and wow it was awesome. A great end!
John Mellencamp was also a lot of fun!
Biggest of all for me, though: U2! I have been a fan for a loooong time and it was a dream come true. See it here
The logistics of it all also worked a lot better than I feared - getting in was not too hard, getting out took a long time but with no problems. It was chilly but bearable - even though after several hours outside you are gonna feel cold no matter what.
Here is a photo of the people sitting on top of the portable toilets!
People sitting in trees: