It was cold (in the teens with wind chill). It was dark (I left my friends’ apartment shortly after 4 a.m.). I was very close to the front of the general admission section (but Obama was just a speck in the distance on the Capitol steps).
It was totally worth it. Being one of the estimated 1.8 million people crowding on to the National Mall, screaming in delight after Barack Obama took the inaugural oath of office, is something I will never, ever forget.
I’ll have more reactions tomorrow, but for now, check out my photos from the inauguration ceremony.
Photo by LiAnna D.