When road closures for the Cherry Blossom Parade, Emancipation Parade and a protest of some sort block ALL access, for almost six blocks, surrounding your Venue - you convince MPD to open the police barricade to let you through. Giving him a description of your assistants' cars so that he can allow them through the barricade, as well. Last year it was the DC Pride Parade, this year I was hit with a triple threat. And I'm back in my size 6 work pants, COMFORTABLY!! Not today stress, NOT TODAY!