We have a friend that works very closely with Mrs. Obama, which is how we scored our invite and tickets to the fest in our nation's capital.
We woke bright and early Monday morning and started the 2 mile + trek to the Capitol to get through security and secure our seats in the "red" section. We were seated just outside the grandstand that you see on TV. We had a pretty good view of everything - including the President. It is an awesome experience to see the President speak and be surrounded by close to a million people cheering, feeling empowered by the things he said and most importantly, celebrating this great country we live in.
After a quick disco nap, we got gussied up for the Inaugural Ball. Honestly, I was expecting a huge room filled to capacity with zero chance to see anything of significance. Boy, was I wrong.
Again, thanks to our White House connection, we were able to experience the Inaugural Ball in the privacy of a Friends & Family lounge. Yes, there were a couple of celebrity sightings and The Texan even made friends with a few Senators, but the best part was all the entertainment! Katy Perry, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson - all just steps away.
|The Texan with New York Senator Charles Schumer|
While everyone was concerning themselves with what Mrs. Obama would wear, I was more worried about myself! I rented the runway and got myself this David Meister navy blue number. More on that experience later...
A huge thank you to my sweet friend in D.C. for making the experience possible. D.C. is an amazing, historical city that everyone should experience. And if you can attend an Inauguration while you're there - even better.