Rally to Restore Sanity Schedule: What's Happening Right Now?

Suzanne Murray
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john stewart rally gearOctober 30, 2010 is finally here! It's a date of "no significance whatsoever," except of course that it's the day Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert will be holding the Rally to Restore Sanity and the Rally to Keep Fear Alive.

The schedule of events for the rally, which starts at noon on the National Mall at Washington, D.C., has been kept under wraps, but we've got a few things to share -- plus tips on how you can stay plugged in to what's happening throughout the day.

1. Check out this tentative schedule, which was leaked earlier this week. It reveals that musical acts like Roots, Sheryl Crow and gospel singer Mavis Staples will be performing; and actors Don Novello and Sam Waterston will be doing "readings."

2. Follow the rally on Twitter @Rally4Sanity. It's the official twitter site of the rally, and it's full of useful tips such as:

  • May be chilly at #Rally4Sanity so if you wear a sexy costume instead of http://amzn.to/cy03cP & go with http://bit.ly/cnMsLi
  • There will be Port-O-Potties! U get to pee! U get to pee! Everybody gets to pee! How sane is that? 
  • Download the Rally mobile app to get the official Rally map, check in on Foursquare, upload photos and more! http://bit.ly/9wprgd
  • Suggested rally snack # 231: GORP. Good Old Reasonable Peanuts

3. If you're attending the rally, please leave your head-stomping friends at home (we're talking to you, Rand Paul). Here's The Stir's guide to Rally to Restore Sanity etiquette.

4. If you can't make it to D.C. for the rally, you can watch it live on Comedy Central and online starting at 12 noon (11 central).

Will you be at the rally? Or are you watching from home?

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