this experience led to the following obsessions:
- democracy! 1,600 of us had about 400 meetings with congressmen and staffers, and already the numbers of cosponsors on the bill we were lobbying for are skyrocketing. amazing!
- live music! tuesday night we celebrated with a concert in front of the white house including bryce avary of the rocket summer, aaron gillespie of the almost and underoath, nada surf, and anthony green of circa survive and saosin. all of them were great, we danced like mad during bryce's set. parks and recreation officers shut us down before anthony green could play, so we moved down the street to a tiny park and he played completely unplugged in the middle of a crowd of sweaty kids. it was remarkable.
- capitol hill in general. how everyone and everything there seems so important!
we sang it to oprah in chicago:
and when they played it in DC, this happened:
such an amazing experience.