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In support of the intent, and to work off some of Ye Olde Photographer's frustration with the ugly turn of political events in this country, he joined his Faire Spouse, a niece from Indiana, and a college friend of hers from Chicago. YOP and Faire Spouse motored down to Rockville, MD on Friday, and on Saturday the other two met us at our hotel. We took the hotel shuttle to the Shady Grove Metro station and into DC. (The best way to do it!)
Ye Olde Photographer had never been to anything even close to this magnitude, and it was truly an awesome experience. 500,000 people, no arrests, and we experienced a great deal of camaraderie and goodwill. My Faire Spouse had knitted three "Pink Pussy" hats for the ladies of the group, the last finished in the car on the way down.
The rules published by the organizers suggested no backpacks and severely limited size for shoulder bags and such, so YOP went minimalist and traveled light. The temperature was circa 50ºF, so a pair of regular cargo pants provided sufficient pockets for film, spare PX28 battery, and a 4800 mAH phone charger backup. We also fit in a BlueTooth selfie stick which proved quite useful for seeing out over the crowds. (Not to mention taking a couple of selfies!) YOP took his Canon A-1 35mm SLR with just his FD 35-105mm f/3.5 Macro zoom (a classic rig) and a bunch of Kodak Tmax 400. That and his iPhone 6S comprised the photo gear. There was room in the jacket pockets for two small bottles of water, plus the cargo pants carried additional cargo of assorted favorite junk foods for snacks.
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