Interesting theory there.<quoted text>
I've never been to the DC area, but since the entire area is dependent on stealing cash from the rest of us and borrowing the rest, I'd imagine it must be dead during the weekends, mainly in the burbs.
I've been to DC, but not in over ten years. Last time I was, had to remain there for about a week, including a Saturday/Sunday. Took the metro into town (was staying in Arlington at the end of the red line) to go to the Smithsonian. Metro was half empty. But seemed to me there were quite a few tourists there though.