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Don’t underestimate the cold – you’ll be just standing there for hours, so bundle up. Last time I saw people standing on pieces of cardboard -apparently it’s an insulator between the cold ground and your feet. Worth a try. Also, the less stuff you have with you, the quicker it’ll be to get through security and the less risk of getting pickpocketed. I’d just take my ID and some cash in my pocket and my camera. ATMs tend to run out of money when there’s a huge crowd. Give yourself plenty of time to Metro since there’ll likely be a ton of people who dont’ know where they’re going and to get through the gates. And for the love of all that is holy, throw your trash away. Last time it looked like Mardi Gras went down on the Mall.