On a Choice of Rallies

Oh, to have First World problems…!

On a single day in March — Saturday the 24th — there are two happenings in Washington, DC that I want to attend, but I have time for only one. :-/

The first?

Shamrock Fest, a day-long Celtic rock/punk festival at RFK Stadium. I went last year, saw bands like the Charm City Saints, Barleyjuice, Carbon Leaf, and the Dropkick Murphys, and had a blast.

The second?

The Reason Rally, a day-long rally on the National Mall for atheists and freethinkers. I went to the Rally to Restore Santiy on the National Mall two years ago, I am, of course, an atheist, so this is the kind of thing I would want to attend.

And they have to be the same day.

I can only attend one. And it’s not going to be the Reason Rally. 🙁

You see, I’ve already bought my ticket to Shamrock Fest. I did that about four weeks ago, when they went on sale.

Oh, but I would so love to go to the Reason Rally! If only there could be a transporter accident that could split me in two for that day!

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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