"So bad, even introverts are here." That sign seen in a photo from the DC march sums it up for me. I don't like crowds. This was not the first march in which I've participated but it was by far the largest. Early estimates on the 4pm local news were 120,000 completely peaceful participants.
Our local public radio's website wrote: "The front reached Seattle Center (the end) before the back had left Judkins Park (the start). That's a distance of a 3.6 miles."
Except for a few religious zealots yelling at us, the crowd was relatively quiet and very up beat. I found it a rather joyous atmosphere despite the reason that brought us out.
By the time I got back to Westlake the march had nearly arrived. The side walks were 10 deep in people. I watched for at least one and a half hours and never saw the end of the marchers! I decided I didn't need to join for the last mile walk up to Seattle Center. I was a little over whelmed by the vast numbers.