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We have a new president, and I'm inspired

ShareTweet We made it home after my phone battery died so I had to stop blogging from my phone. The Internet was so spotty, it was for the best. I must say it was a great decision to go down … Continue reading

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11.20 and the presidents come out. The crowd alternatively boos and cheers

ShareTweet Carter gets cheers, Bush an awkward silence and a few flag waves, Clinton gets yet more cheers. Laura Bush and Lynn Cheney get loud boos. Then the speakers go out and we don’t hear Michelle Obama being announced with … Continue reading

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10.45 the senators come in and the mic records everything

ShareTweet The need to turn the mic off the stage. Everyone just cracked up when some guy said “how’s your mama? I love your mama” we’re all hoping someone will spill some classified information

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10.10 Marine band is up

ShareTweet We’ve decided that all tall people need to move back. The sun is coming out but it’s somehow getting colder The screen is showing the VIPs entering but so far I don’t recognize anyone. We’re getting excited though…Michel keeps … Continue reading

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9.48 the action begins…sort of

ShareTweet Really they just stopped the replay of Sunday’s concert and started showing shots of the crowd 9.50 the San Francisco concert sings America The Beautiful Everyones waving the free flags we got. It’s a nice view

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9.29 and we're slowly losing space

ShareTweet More and more people keep squeezing their way past, making lame excuses like, “I just have to get over there…” suuure you do. But it’s worth the squeeze and all the bodies block most of the wind. So that’s … Continue reading

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8:22 it took us an hour and a half to get into position

ShareTweet So much for checkpoints!! There wasn’t a single one. So much also for restrictions on what you can bring onto the mall…there are people here with full-out picnic gear – chairs, blankets, backpacks, cards, food everything! Too bad we … Continue reading

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Bundled up and ready to go!

ShareTweet I’ve got on two pairs of thick socks, three pairs of pants, three shirts, a wool sweater, a down jacket, hat and mittens and I’m ready to go! We’re about to take off via bike to the Mall and … Continue reading

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Some links to concert coverage

ShareTweet Flickr photos: http://tinyurl.com/9wf8qe MTV Coverage and photos: http://tinyurl.com/95jwat WAPO Live blog: http://tinyurl.com/8xcxpr YouTube potpouri: http://tinyurl.com/7kbass

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Beyonce at Inaugural Opening 'We Are One' Concert

ShareTweet [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1pLFnPgD3g] This came a close second to Bono’s performance with U2. Even watching it on my computer gives me chills – especially when everyone comes up on the stage to sing together. Incredible.

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