-cheerleaders gave the small anti-imperialist contingent a much-needed boost in ENERGY. if they hadn't been there, it would've been a little drab. i wish i had pictures.
-i only saw a few middle fingers from people we passed. for the most part, people were honking their horns in support (yes, it was support, not because they wanted us to move) and cheering us. also received one "Get a job, hippy!"
-the size of the main protest was large. from one point on a hill, it was a sea of protestors as far forward as i could see and as far back as i could see.
-the signs focused mainly on ONE ISSUE, that of the Iraq war and the corruption of the current administration. Too many issues at one rally always makes me think of when someone mixes too many styles of clothes together, like the way Carrot Top dresses.
-The Raging Grannies are so awesome.
-good props, good puppets. the giant Spine. Uncle Sam with a barrel of oil and a dead soldier on his back. clowns marching with christians.
-in the anti-imperialist march, slogans such as "this is what democracy looks like!" when it is obviously not, as my friend V! pointed out to me, since we were being coralled like cattle with bicycle cops and fences directing us where to go.
-"Bullets of Love". what?! at the main rally in Pioneer Square, some folky acoustic band was playing this song. "let me shoot you in the head with my bullets of love". hahahahaha.
-the arrest of some guy and the docile liberal reaction to it. "oh lets just all get on the sidewalk" this one old hippy guy was like "i say we all get off the street and go listen to some more speeches!"
-i felt like i was at church
-what the hell is up with the buses in Seattle? Pay when you GET OFF the bus? I've never heard of such a ridiculous system. the bus driver nearly RIPPED OUT MY SPINE when we wanted to get off the bus. oh and this bus goes to Tacoma with no stops? i'm sorry. my ESP mind reading skills are a little lax today, perhaps a SIGN THAT SAYS THIS would be a might helpful!