John Atkinson is a road warrior: When he attended the DC area’s Capital Audiofest in July of last year, he drove there in his vintage Mercedes-Benz coupe, all the way from his home in Brooklyn. He did the same in 2011, too.
Because I regard night driving with the same revulsion that Dothraki horsemen reserve for travel by sea, and because any round trip between upstate New York and our nation’s capital is bound to include at least some driving after dark, I took the train. It was easy and funand if your area is served by an Amtrak line that can get you to Washington DC’s Union Station, you can do it, too. It took me just 15 minutes to get from there to the Metro station in Silver Spring, MD, and only 4 more minutes to get from the Metro stop to the Sheraton Silver Spring, which is the new site for Capital Audiofest. See? Easy and fun.
The show begins at 10:00am on Friday, July 26, and runs through 5:00pm on Sunday afternoon. Between now and then I’ll squeeze in all the details that seem to fit, in every sense of the word.