Well it’s all over…and now I have Don’t Dream it’s Over by Crowded House stuck in my head…OK not really, but now you do. Enjoy.
I’ve just woken up from a 48 hour hibernation session following a breakneck weekend of work and play. In my newfound state of consciousness I’m trying to separate reality from dreams:
Beyonce may or may not have lip-synced the Star Spangled Banner
I may or may not have high-fived the president
Joe Biden may or may not have driven a ‘vette down the parade route
My Inuaguration Day started well before dawn as I navigated the heavy traffic through downtown DC riding past streets shut down by National Gaurd units complete with armored humvees and full BDU’s. K Street was an absolute nightmare of traffic, some were spectators trying to get into the secure zone….some were finishing the night, still outfitted in their fancy dress worn for fancy galas.
The grid within the secure zone was completely empty of vehicles…except the passing military or law enforcement unit. There was something very apocalyptic about the whole scene. But it was also a cyclists paradise…I wish it was always like that. Tweets of the day
Once I got into the Newseum I was there to stay for the entire day. But it was a great place to be (once I found coffee), especially once the parade got started. I broadcasted from the second floor terrace from before sunrise until after the sunset…and I’m pretty sure I high-fived the president.
Here’s a gallery with some of the highlights!