struggled with the secret service to convince them to open the gate to
bleacher ticket holders, and inaugural committee event manager Katie
won the day, we are in to the mostly empty bleacher seats with a
perfect view of the length of Pennsylvania Ave. We are 60 feet over
from the official press reviewing stand and I can't imagine a better
view. Thank you Katie!!
On 1/20/09, firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> wrote:
> Ok, bail on the swearing in and get to parade entrance for reserved
> ticketholders by 11:25 for 2:30 parade and they say gate closed to all, no
> police seem to even understand what the reserved bleacher seats are, or to
> understand that every reserved ticketholder was told that general closing
> didn't mean closing for the 5000 reserved folks. They say we should complain
> to whomever sold us the tix, when we say it was The Inaugural Committee,
> they shrug. Finally, an angel, Catherine Paige, who seems to work for the
> inaugural committee, tries to face off with secret service to get reserved
> folk in, we put all hopes in her as we hear the crowds on the mall cheer for
> our new president.
> If we close our eyes and listen to his muffled voice on the far away
> loudspeakers, we imagine he's saying great things.
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