Thursday, January 22, 2009

Mr. Obama goes to Washington

A couple pictures from the Inauguration:

It took us about two hours from the time we started walking near the Capitol to when we ended up at this joint near the Washington Monument to catch the Inauguration Ceremony. A good view of (just a SMALL) part of the crowd...
At one point I hoisted up some young kid in the air so he wouldn't be stuck watching people's butts as Obama was taking the oath of office. But we also found that other kids had elevated themselves above the masses through other creative means...
At the Eastern Ball, J.J. and I somehow found ourselves standing right next to Massachusetts Governor Patrick's wife, Diane Patrick, who had made it through the crowd to join us as we watched James Taylor perform.
Finally, the Obamas made a surprisingly early appearance. President Obama talked briefly with the crowd, then danced with his First Lady Michelle for approximately 2 minutes before leaving. Total length of the visit: maybe 10 minutes max. But I still managed to snap off over 20 photos :-)

6 comments:

Esbee said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed yourself. I think you should commit to bettering America by blogging more frequently.

jarymane said...

God. I am so freaking obsessed with them.

jarymane said...

By the way, I tried to call you back after we got our spot (in front of the monument by about 10 blocks... we started from the back and worked our way up) but my phone wouldn't work, probably due to the other 2 million people trying to find their friends at the same time.

vergelimbo said...

Excellent photos! I think it is great that you actually went and I'd like to see some more pictures from the event.

I have posted the entire video of Obama's speech on my blog. It was fantastic.

mandy v said...

dustttinnnnn i will see you soon.

-DW- said...

Yessss Mandy... I will see you soon too. But more interesting then that: you will see yourself soon... More details to come next Saturday!