They're meeting at the Convention Center in downtown Sac this summer, which is just a few blocks from my apartment. So of course, they were lined up out the door at my favorite Starbucks on Sunday morning when I stopped in for my coffee and my Sunday NYTimes. It kinda freaked me out, mostly because I was afraid with that crowd, they'd have sold out of the Times (it sometimes is gone quite early).
Then I remembered that they were all JWs, and thought, "Nope. Not gonna take my Times."
And they didn't. I just grabbed the Times and sat and read it until they'd cleared out for the opening session, then paid for it and got my coffee, too.
This week was a Spanish-language assembly, but it seemed to me that most of the attendees--at least the 50 or so in my Starbucks--spoke English well enough to handle an English assembly (oh, wait--they don't call 'em assemblies any more, do they? I mean "convention").
Ought to be a fun summer.