This is gonna be a CRAZY week.
New York was for the culture and people of the city.
Pennsylvania was for family.
DC is gonna be hanging out with crazy travellers.
My first night in, I'm hanging out with this guy who's an amazing spraypaint artist. He's selling his art on the streets of DC - I might be his assistant for a day. He's absolutely off his rocker, but we've really hit it off. I also make friends with this guy who's absolutely obsessed with ADD. He has it himself, and is... well, I won't go into details, but he's fascinating.
I spent most of today at various monuments and the Holocaust memorial, but the real highlight was this evening, going to a free concert in the National Art Gallery with a bunch of other people from my hostel. The concert was nuts. 16th century chamber music, with quite graphically sexual songs mixed in with the praise songs. "I want to make love to you all night. I'll thrust you like a ram" "If we had 45 beds, we'd use them all up. We'd destroy them with the force of our lovemaking" All in Italian and Dutch and French of course.
A bunch of us went for a couple drinks afterwards. I convinced everyone to go to a local brewpub. It was no C'est What, that's for sure. D.C's supposed to have some great beer hidden away somewhere in the city. Hopefully I'll find it before I go.
Tomorrow, I'll be tagging along with the painter. The day after that is election day. Apparently Georgetown University will be a great place to watch election results, so a bunch of us from the hostel are going to head down there. Pictures soon!