Drum circle in the Capitol Rotunda.
OLYMPIA -- The best thing about the Capitol is one never knows what one will find going on in there.
Sometimes it's a dairy princess serving up ice cream bars. Sometimes its the cattlemen offering 'burgers. (S-R reporters have strict rules about taking freebies, so I only know first-hand such things are available, but second-hand that they're a big hit.)
Today was Native American Lobby Day, in which members of the state's various tribes come to the Olympia to push for legislation affecting them.
No fry bread or smoked salmon. But at lunchtime, they formed a drum circle in the Rotunda, honored Democratic Rep. John McCoy, a member of the Tulalip tribe, and basically filled the building with the sounds of drumming and singing.
The Capitol has excellent accoustics. The building rocked for much of the lunch hour.