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Watching the swearing-in in Seattle

[SeattleFilter] Where to watch the inauguration? [more inside]
posted by You Can't Tip a Buick on Jan 20, 2013 - 3 answers

Barack Obama Dance Party! Jan 21st, Washington DC!

I'm going to the Presidential Inauguration this month, in Washington DC, and I'd like to solicit tips and tricks to make the day go smooth for me. The last time I was in DC was 8 years ago, and it was for a day trip. What to do? What to avoid? What is security going to be like, will they have food and drink for sale, etc. If you went in 2009, what was it like? How did you survive the day? Also, I have written both of my Senators for tickets, and have heard nothing back from them, so I'm going under the assumption that I didn't get any. Thus, I will probably be watching the ceremony on the National Mall. If I end up here, where's the best place to stand? I'm flying in from Seattle for this, I'm not missing it! [more inside]
posted by spinifex23 on Jan 10, 2013 - 24 answers

Joseph Lowery' Benediction Rhyme

The Rev. Joseph Lowery gave the benediction at the inauguration yesterday and that rhyme of his at the end is being called racist by lunatics on the far right. I saw an article in the USA Today that mentions he had used the rhyme before. Anyone know where and when? [more inside]
posted by zzazazz on Jan 21, 2009 - 5 answers

Where's the news about the crowds during the inauguration?

Why hasn't there been news coverage about the crowd situation during the inauguration in D.C. (or if there is, where was it?) We were there and it was GREAT but also a logistical nightmare and I'm confused as to why the only story about it appears to be in the Everett Herald. [more inside]
posted by arnicae on Jan 20, 2009 - 31 answers

Does the president need to take the oath of office?

A few questions about the oath of office and when the president-elect becomes president... [more inside]
posted by bchaplin on Jan 20, 2009 - 34 answers

Looking for a cozy lunch spot in MidTown NYC to watch the inauguration.

My wife and I would like to meet in MidTown NYC tomorrow to view the inauguration and have lunch. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by GilloD on Jan 19, 2009 - 4 answers

What's the Japanese for "historic event I don't want to miss"?

I will be in Osaka tomorrow. Where can I watch Obama's inauguration on TV in English, if anywhere?
posted by Dasein on Jan 19, 2009 - 6 answers

What will outgoing President Bush be doing during the Obama inauguration?

What will outgoing President Bush be doing during the Obama inauguration? [more inside]
posted by gregb1007 on Jan 18, 2009 - 6 answers

A Bass Inauguration

Obama's Baltimore inaugural stop: Who sang the National Anthem? [more inside]
posted by jazzkat11 on Jan 18, 2009 - 0 answers

Save me from my obamotions

How can I keep from crying or otherwise over-emoting on Tuesday at my son's fourth grade Inauguration celebration open house pot-luck? [more inside]
posted by emhutchinson on Jan 18, 2009 - 19 answers

ObamaDay party in Cap Hill Seattle?

Recommendations for inauguration-watching events/places on Capitol Hill in Seattle? I know that pretty much every bar in the 206 is having something, but can you recommend somewhere fun for a couple of ladies in their late 30s (i.e. not the Cha Cha)? I know drinking at 8am is classless, but this is HISTORY!
posted by tristeza on Jan 18, 2009 - 3 answers

Inauguration Day Music

We're having a party on inauguration night. What songs can we sing to celebrate the occasion? [more inside]
posted by mosessis on Jan 18, 2009 - 27 answers

Exactly when can I stop saying President-elect.

What time will it be when Obama takes the Oath on Tuesday? The swearing in starts at 11:30, does anyone know how many prayers and speeches come before the oath and how long they'll last? I'll be at work but I can take a few minutes in the break room to see it.
posted by saffry on Jan 18, 2009 - 8 answers

Go Green for Obama?

Does anyone know what those green lapel pins are that about a third of Obama's staffers seem to be wearing in the photos here? (via)
posted by limeonaire on Jan 15, 2009 - 14 answers

Watch Obama inauguration on the internet?

Where can I watch the Obama Inauguration ceremony (from start to finish) streaming live on the internet? [more inside]
posted by lunit on Jan 14, 2009 - 12 answers

Our Time for Change (GMT)

Where in London should I watch the Obama inauguration? [more inside]
posted by timshel on Jan 13, 2009 - 2 answers

Obama Inauguration events in Tokyo?

Obama Inauguration events in Tokyo? [more inside]
posted by malaprohibita on Jan 12, 2009 - 4 answers

What should/can I bring to the inauguration?

OK, I have tickets to the swearing in ceremonies (WOOHOO) on Jan 20th. It will be me and my mom, we plan on being there from 800ish (security gates open at 900 until...5,6,7pm when ever we are able to get home. All the info on what is allowed/prohibited says about food & drink is that they are allowing "small snacks". What are some good suggestions that I can pack in my cargo pockets to take?
posted by ShawnString on Jan 11, 2009 - 8 answers

Can I make it back to NYC post-inauguration, pre-Wednesday morning?

Inauguration question: with all the road and bridge closures on January 20, will we be able to get out of Washington DC area and back to NYC? [more inside]
posted by ethel on Jan 9, 2009 - 4 answers

How to see the inauguration on a BIG screen in Indy?

How do I host an inauguration viewing party at a movie theater? Or, advice on convincing a Indianapolis theater owner to do it him/herself? [more inside]
posted by meindee on Jan 8, 2009 - 4 answers

What to do in DC (sans tickets) to experience the inauguration?

Inauguration-filter. I'll be in DC from Saturday to Wednesday. I'll be staying in walking distance of the inauguration ceremony and parade (my husband happens to live in DC right now). I don't have--and, short of a miracle, won't have-- tickets for anything. What should I do to experience the event? [more inside]
posted by sarahalisonmiller on Jan 8, 2009 - 9 answers

What Nikon lens should I use for the Presidential Inauguration?

I've got tickets to the presidential inauguration. What telephoto lens should I get for my Nikon D50 so that I can get great shots of Obama's swearing in? [more inside]
posted by jacob on Dec 29, 2008 - 12 answers

Kids at the Inauguration: A Profound Memory for Life, or Child Abuse?

Should I bring my 7-year-old son to see the Inauguration? Or, how much cold and crowding would you endure to be present at a major historical event (and so your son could tell his children, "I was there.")? [more inside]
posted by underthehat on Dec 20, 2008 - 36 answers

USA under new management in 58, 57, 56...days

I want to make or buy an advent calendar that leads up to Barak Obama's inauguration day. Assuming there are no such calendars to be purchased, what sorts of trinkets and candy should I use to fill the compartments. I think the date range will be from Christmas day to the inauguration so I can give them as Christmas gifts to my lefty friends. (I was inspired by this question)
posted by DB Cooper on Nov 23, 2008 - 15 answers

Must See Obama Inauguration

How can I see Obama's inauguration? [more inside]
posted by kirkaracha on Nov 5, 2008 - 10 answers

Inauguration Tickets

How does one get tickets for the Presidential Inauguration? [more inside]
posted by Brennus on Nov 3, 2008 - 5 answers

Inauguration Day as a tourist - worth it?

Planning on visiting the US from the UK early next year, and thought it'd be interesting to try to coincide visiting Washington DC with Inauguration Day (whoever gets elected). Is this a good idea? [more inside]
posted by TheTelf on May 5, 2008 - 9 answers

Presidential Inauguration: Walk or Limo?

History question: January 21, 1977. "The afternoon of infamy" for people in the limousine business. After having just been inaugurated, Jimmy Carter decides to exit his limo and walk with his family (and a large crowd) down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House. What has been the trend since?
posted by john on Jan 3, 2004 - 6 answers

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