The reason Stevens is putting the Festivus Pole up in the rotunda is because of a nativity scene that is also in the state capitol. The area in the rotunda is a public forum, according to the state government.
Here is the origin of Festivus from classic comedy "Seinfeld"
Of course I have a though when it comes to "re-loading" you would lose LOL!
They had a ferry bring in a few hundred fans to witness history!