In my long career in government I have sat in traffic the most hours because of this event. 4:30pm on a week day? Really?
Does it break some law to push it to a Saturday? Or how about at 7pm when the rush hour traffic has fled the city?
If anyone here has some influence over this mistimed ritual, or knows someone who does, PLEASE, say something.
I know I may be alone in this, but considering it's effect on traffic, I have always considered this event to be a terrorist attack on drivers in the District of Columbia.