Here are some musicians, well, one steel drum musician and some trash can musicians- one even was playing on a PLASTIC trash can! The funny thing is, it sounded GREAT and people were dancing to their tunes all down the street! :D
Two favorite parts of the day:
1) The traffic was a mess with people crowding into the street and not caring about the stoplights, just flooding the road regardless of the lights. At one point, a nice, shiny Bentley was trying to make its way down the street until a small group of gangsta-looking young men jumped out in front of it saying "whoa, whoa, hold on a second." It looked like they were just crossing the street, but then they started posing in front of the car and taking goofy pictures of each other with the Bentley! -in the middle of the street!!- meanwhile the poor driver is like "hey! move it!" It was HILARIOUS.
2) On my walk back to the Metro, traffic was diverted because some people got shot outside the festival (seriously, like a few minutes walking distance in front of me) and so police were blocking the street. As I walked down a side street, everyone was all mad about trying to get to the Metro and an old man with missing teeth walked up next to me and this is the conversation we had:
OM: Oh hey Boo, how are you?
Me: Fine, thanks.
OM: Man, I would smoke a blunt with you; I've got some stuff right now!
OM: So, do you want to?
Me: Nah, thanks man, but I've got to get home.
True story :)
So besides the shooting, all in all, a good day down in DC! :D