Twilight Tattoo at the Marine Barracks

Shannon and I headed out for an evening walk around the new ‘hood tonight, and in one of the cooler bits of fate, ended up sitting inside the parade grounds of the Marine Barracks watching the weekly parade. We’d heard about the parade — called the Twilight Tattoo by our buddy in the Marines — but didn’t know a thing about how to get into the barracks to watch. As we walked by tonight we could hear the band starting up, and one of the gate guards noticed our curiosity and motioned us over. Upon learning that we were new to Capitol Hill, he invited us in, asked a cadet to run a metal-detecting wand over us, and got us seated in the bleachers at the end of the parade grounds. It was pretty damn cool, and definitelty a good introduction to living in the nation’s capitol capital.


Uhm, I hate to do this but:

Capitol = the building with the dome
Capital = the city the capitol is in

I mean, unless you’re actually living in that building with the dome.

• Posted by: pb on Jul 7, 2006, 11:16 PM

Yep, I’m a dork. I’ll fix it — thanks!

• Posted by: Jason Levine [TypeKey Profile Page] on Jul 8, 2006, 7:35 AM

Just don’t go signing up!

• Posted by: Peter T on Jul 8, 2006, 9:00 AM

That’s where Noah and I went several years ago with the Justice - it was a great evening!

• Posted by: Lauren on Jul 11, 2006, 8:05 PM
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