Already on ArticleSlash?

Forgot your password? Sign Up

Obama Inauguration - 4 Must-See Things to Watch

 


Visitors: 174

The Obama inauguration: it's the hardest ticket in town.

The demand for tickets to inaugural events for Barack Obama is extraordinarily high. Let's face it, you'll probably never be able to score a ticket (not to mention a hotel room!), unless you're willing to shell out major money.

But who says you need to go anywhere? You can enjoy the festivities without ever leaving your couch.

Here are 4 things to look for as you are watching on TV:

First is a public service project on Martin Luther King Day, January 19, 2009. Obama and his veep, Joe Biden, are mum about what exactly the project is, but you can bet that it will be a call to arms for all Americans to contribute to their community. It's a way to include everyone in the festivities, and it's a way for Obama to again tap into that theme of optimism that ran throughout his presidential campaign.

Second is the actual swearing-in ceremony, which kicks off around noon the next day, Tuesday, Janaury 20, with a rendition of “Hail to the Chief" from the infantry guard, and a 21-gun salute. Taking the oath, Obama will no doubt be reflecting on the historic nature of the moment when he gazes out across the Mall toward the Lincoln Memorial.

Third is Obama's inaugural address, which immediately follows the oath. This is essentially his first speech to the nation as president. The camera will pan around to take in the sea of people, millions strong, and you're probably going to see some grinning A-list celebs too.

Finally, there's the inaugural ball. Time to loosen up and celebrate in style. Hopefully there will not be any awkward dance moves from President Obama like in 2001 when George W. Bush cut the rug with Ricky Martin! Count on Barack and Michelle Obama to be sharing a special dance together. But who knows, maybe Jay-Z will ask to cut in?

With four full days of events, you can bet that the historic Obama inauguration will be all over TV. So pop open a bottle of champagne, don't touch that dial, and enjoy the moment - right there in your own living room.

Daniel J. Frontworth, 26, is a writer and political activist based in Brooklyn, N. Y. He is an affiliate with the website http://www.FrontPageObama.com - where you can buy an Obama victory poster featuring election newspaper front pages.

(419)

Article Source:


 
Rate this Article: 
 
Obama's Inauguration Events & Balls That Happened on Monday, January 19, 2009!
Rated 4 / 5
based on 5 votes
ArticleSlash

Related Articles:

Inauguration Day and Barack Obama Phenomenon

by: Poran Poregbal (January 18, 2009) 
(News/Pure Opinion)

Obama's Inauguration Day Ticket - Are These Tickets Hard to Buy & Own?

by: Faviano Torres (January 19, 2009) 
(News/Politics)

Oprah's Plan on Barack Obama's Inauguration Day - What Will She Do This Day?

by: Faviano Torres (January 19, 2009) 
(News/Politics)

Barack Obama's Inauguration Day Schedule January 20, 2009 - Know the Dates!

by: Faviano Torres (January 19, 2009) 
(News/Politics)

Inauguration Day of Barack Obama - Saturday, January 17, 2009 - What Were the ..

by: Faviano Torres (January 19, 2009) 
(News/Politics)

Barack Obama's Inauguration Party - What Parties & Events Are Held?

by: Faviano Torres (January 19, 2009) 
(News/Politics)

Inauguration Day Speech of Barack Obama - What to Expect & the People's ..

by: Faviano Torres (January 19, 2009) 
(News/Politics)

Schedule of Speeches & Visits of Barack Obama Leading to His Inauguration

by: Faviano Torres (January 19, 2009) 
(News/Politics)

Barack Obama Inauguration Concerts - What Events Happen on January 20, 2009?

by: Faviano Torres (January 19, 2009) 
(News/Politics)

Obama's Inauguration Events & Balls That Happened on Monday, January 19, 2009!

by: Faviano Torres (January 19, 2009) 
(News/Politics)