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    See Inauguration In Person?

    **Edit: yes it is possible. See JCCIC ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL PROGRAM

    I want to drive to DC and see Obama sworn into office.

    Is this even realistic? I hear all this crap about tickets given to lucky lottery winners and stuff. When the hell did people start needing tickets?

    If I drive there, will I be able to see him sworn in? Or is that an unrealistic goal for some random person from Florida with no tickets/connections.
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    Re: See Inauguration In Person?

    They are only 8500 for 4 in this recession.....

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    Re: See Inauguration In Person?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    They are only 8500 for 4 in this recession.....

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    Screw that. I'm just going to show up and climb a goddam tree or something. People shouldn't have to pay to see the damn thing. What the hell is that?

    I'm going to see my president sworn into office. The secret service can arrest me for that if they want. I'm not paying for it.

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    Re: See Inauguration In Person?

    GETTING TO THE SWEARING-IN

    Getting to the swearing-in ceremonies that morning will be very difficult because of the large crowds. In addition to the 240,000 ticketed guests, a million or more people are expected to view the inauguration from the National Mall between 4th Street and the Lincoln Memorial, along with hundreds of thousands of others who plan on watching the Inaugural parade down Pennsylvania Avenue.


    JCCIC ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL PROGRAM

    Rocked.

    I'll be in that crowd of 1 million.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FreeThinker View Post
    Screw that. I'm just going to show up and climb a goddam tree or something. People shouldn't have to pay to see the damn thing. What the hell is that?

    I'm going to see my president sworn into office. The secret service can arrest me for that if they want. I'm not paying for it.
    You would probably see more on TV. But, if you want to be in on it, see if there are people in your area going by bus. If everyone who wanted to see it drove you might find yourself unable to find a parking spot. Take a portable TV. Seeing all you guys dangling from trees is only going to give the wrong impression.

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    Re: See Inauguration In Person?

    Quote Originally Posted by DivineComedy View Post
    You would probably see more on TV. But, if you want to be in on it, see if there are people in your area going by bus. If everyone who wanted to see it drove you might find yourself unable to find a parking spot. Take a portable TV. Seeing all you guys dangling from trees is only going to give the wrong impression.
    I'm going to drive myself to within 5 miles of that 2 mile security perimeter they setup. Parking should be easy to find at that distance (I'll just park at McDonalds or something).

    I've got an iPhone with GPS. I'm going to use that and my old aggro skates ("rollerblades") to get to the area. Once the crowd gets thick I'll put the skates in my bag and walk through the crowd to get to a spot where I can see.

    Since I'm going alone, I'll be able to move much more easily than families or people with children. Since I'm young, I can climb up to a spot with a decent line of site.

    He's my president, and I'm going to see him get sworn in GOD DAMMIT. This is like mission impossible or something.

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    Re: See Inauguration In Person?

    Quote Originally Posted by FreeThinker View Post
    **Edit: yes it is possible. See JCCIC ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL PROGRAM

    I want to drive to DC and see Obama sworn into office.

    Is this even realistic? I hear all this crap about tickets given to lucky lottery winners and stuff. When the hell did people start needing tickets?

    If I drive there, will I be able to see him sworn in? Or is that an unrealistic goal for some random person from Florida with no tickets/connections.
    Yes, you can drive there and yes, you can see it for free.

    The tickets are generally for the good seats that are close up. However I'm pretty sure that there is free attendance to the inaguation and the hooplah around it.

    As far as driving...um, that depends. Most hotels are booked up in DC and the surrounding areas. Almost every major road leading into DC is going to be closed on the day of the inaguation if you arrived that day you'd be parking somewhere like arlington and walking into DC.

    For me, I'm staying at my home near Dulles, just outside of Metro range and out of the idiotic jungle that DC is about to become.
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    Re: See Inauguration In Person?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Yes, you can drive there and yes, you can see it for free.

    The tickets are generally for the good seats that are close up. However I'm pretty sure that there is free attendance to the inaguation and the hooplah around it.

    As far as driving...um, that depends. Most hotels are booked up in DC and the surrounding areas. Almost every major road leading into DC is going to be closed on the day of the inaguation if you arrived that day you'd be parking somewhere like arlington and walking into DC.

    For me, I'm staying at my home near Dulles, just outside of Metro range and out of the idiotic jungle that DC is about to become.
    How many miles from arlington to the capitol bld?

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    Re: See Inauguration In Person?

    Quote Originally Posted by FreeThinker View Post
    How many miles from arlington to the capitol bld?
    Hmmm, maybe 4 miles.

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    Re: See Inauguration In Person?

    Quote Originally Posted by FreeThinker View Post

    I've got an iPhone with GPS. I'm going to use that and my old aggro skates ("rollerblades") to get to the area. Once the crowd gets thick I'll put the skates in my bag and walk through the crowd to get to a spot where I can see.

    Since I'm going alone, I'll be able to move much more easily than families or people with children. Since I'm young, I can climb up to a spot with a decent line of site.
    I'd be careful about doing that
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