CLEVELAND — Imagine the surprise of Roll Call After Dark when, tooling around on Saturday morning near Cleveland Browns Stadium on Lakeside Avenue, we happened upon some D.C. familiarity, a map of the Washington Metro system.
Not what you’d expect in downtown Cleveland. (Jason Dick/CQ Roll Call.)
As if that wasn’t strange enough, there was even a familiar stop for those who traffic around Capitol Hill, the Capitol South Metro Station.
Really not what you expect to see in downtown Cleveland. (Jason Dick/CQ Roll Call.)
Now, Roll Call After Dark did partake of a couple of cold ones at Friday night’s Washington Nationals-Cleveland Indians game at Progressive Field (sadly no longer known as Jacobs Field), but not nearly enough to have dropped into some sort of time-space continuum back to D.C. or an alternate Cleveland-Washingon mashup universe.
That’s the Port of Cleveland in the background of this blown up D.C. Metro bus. (Jason Dick/CQ Roll Call.)
All was finally well when a kindly street worker explained that it was due to the filming of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” which shot a few scenes in Washington before heading to Cleveland for other scenes, like blowing up a Metro bus.
Roll Call After Dark is about what Washington does when it's not at work.
The District of Columbia is a cultural capital where you can you get your kicks from movies projected on the National Mall, lectures on vermouth or Russian avant-garde art. There's always something to do.
Jason Dick is the Hill Life editor for Roll Call and has also worked at Greenwire, CongressDaily and National Journal Daily during his time in Washington. @jasonjdick