Mon, Jul 26 2004 - Movie Night on the National Mall (View Original Event Details)|
stephen pheiffer, Shelley Sanner
|Participants:||stephen pheiffer, Ronit Fix, Kevin McCarthy, Laura Paszkiewicz, Joanne Milne, Lisa Paull, Shelley Sanner, Robert Petty, Paula Moran, KC Yi, Bernadette Wassmann, Alvin Liem, Ian Wright, Stacey Kittner, Colin Babb, chanath ather|
I for one did not expect watching 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde'
would be such an arduous task. However, I found myself
beneath a gigantic tarp, along with 16 other MOCers, hiding
from a severe downpour. I don''t imagine anyone made it
home dry. Nonetheless, despite the inclement weather, we
still managed to enjoy ourselves.
At the start of the evening all was well. People managed to
find us even without the aid of the 'Its a boy' and 'Its a girl'
balloons that were to identify our group on the lawn
(tragically, these were lost earlier). Sitting on a ground cloth,
people ate the food they brought, while I longingly wished I
had been intelligent enough to bring dinner, too. Fortunately,
as a reward for my stupidity, I was treated to a portion of KC
and Shelley''s salmon dinner.
As people were finishing their food, the rain started. We
initially combatted nature by raising our umbrellas, and after a
short time we pulled an enormous tarp over them. Cocooned
by our makeshift shelter we were entertained by playing
'Loaded Questions' and eating the tart dessert Shelley had
prepared. We even sold beverages to some wandering lost
souls who were without the benefit of a waterproof
After enduring the rain and each other''s company (just
kidding!) for several hours the movie finally started. We were
all dazzled by the special effects and the group learned that
Mr. Hyde is a fairly disreputable character with no redeeming
qualities. I for one silently booed him the whole
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