This sounded like a great idea when I first heard it. The Redskins open the NFL season with a special Thursday night game; like last year in Times Square, the league planned a big public concert, this time on the Mall.
Sadly, the concert will feature:
Yeah. Aerosmith, Britney Spears, and Mary J. Blige. Big 0-for-3 there. I think I'll just go to the game.
(Heh... I may never find a trashier picture than Britney Spears in that Redskins dress-thingy. That's like an unprecedented synergy of white-trashiness. Gotta save that one.)
Oh, plus the Metro's not going to be fun to ride that night. Add the concert crowd of 75,000-300,000 on the Mall to the normal Thursday evening rush hour crowd and train-riding football fans... ick. Do not use Smithsonian station that night. It might be just a wee bit cramped.