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Inauguration Day 2009 Posted on 11-05-2008
C Nels

Anybody here looking to attend any of the Inaugural events on January 20, 2009? The events include the Swearing-In Ceremony, Inaugural Parade and the Inauguration Ball. Here is the government site for the events. Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies
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TSUblueTiger replied on 11-08-2008 10:43AM [Reply]
Inauguration Day Events Inauguration Day Events Home
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C Nels replied on 11-10-2008 01:54PM [Reply]
Haven't made your arrangements yet? You might wanna get on it. Inauguration prompts travel rush to Washington - CNN.com
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C Nels replied on 11-10-2008 03:39PM [Reply]
Just let me have a good spot along the parade route lol Obama inauguration tickets fetching 5 figures online - CNN.com From the inaugural website... Tickets to the 56th Inaugural Ceremonies will be provided free of charge and distributed through Members of the 111th Congress. The Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies does not provide tickets to the public. Members of the public interested in attending the Inaugural Ceremonies should contact their Member of Congress or U.S. Senators to request tickets. The public should also be aware that no website or other ticket outlet actually has inaugural swearing-in tickets to sell, regardless of what they may claim. Tickets will not be distributed to Congressional offices until the week before the inauguration and will require in-person pick-up. “Any website or ticket broker claiming that they have inaugural tickets is simply not telling the truth,” said Howard Gantman, Staff Director for the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies. “Tickets for the swearing-in of President-elect are all provided through members of Congress, and the President-elect and Vice President-elect through the Presidential Inaugural Committee. We urge the public to view any offers of tickets for sale with great skepticism.”
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theTRUTH replied on 11-10-2008 03:42PM [Reply]
I requested my tickets today!
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C Nels replied on 11-10-2008 03:50PM [Reply]
"Tickets will not be distributed to Congressional offices until the week before the inauguration and will require in-person pick-up. " Although they won't be given out until Jan, I don't think that fact is going to slow folk from heading to DC. I'm going, ticket or not. ...I might wanna request my time off from work though.
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WeRidenVA757 from Colorado Springs, CO replied on 11-10-2008 05:19PM [Reply]

For those who wanna get there, here's some info courtesy of Whats Poppin Central - Your Source For Black Events Well we never thought we would see the day, but it has come! We now have a black man in the highest office of our nation. Join us in DC for a party like no other! - Over 1 million people are expected to be in the city, would you like to be? Hotels for the INAUGURATION Most hotels are sold out but we still have a few for you but not for long. CALL US NOW! 562-313-1664 or 877-521-4686, after you review. We can now offer the following hotels and prices. Payment Plan:
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  • Pay (1) nights room and tax on 11/18 then
  • Pay final nights on or before 12/17
  • (Extensions granted, if needed, for last payment)
Here are your Hotel Options at promotion rates. Taxes are included: · Hampton Inn Dumfries, VA
  • (Location is 20-30 mins from DC)
  • $225.50 a night (6) rooms left @ this rate
  • $236.50 per night (4) rooms left @ this rate
  • All double beds.
· Homestead Studio Suites- Washington DC,Tysons corner Vienna, VA
  • ( Location is:15-25 mins from Downtown)
  • $312.48 per night (3) rooms left at this rate
  • $322.12 per night (2) rooms left at this rate
Rooms at this hotel are all kings w/ pullouts. Other notes: Both locations are within a few miles of the Metro train line..so instead of driving in, they need to "park and ride" into DC. Tickets to the actual INAUGURATION Its the hottest ticket in town, we have heard that the tickets are being sold for over $2,000 - however we found some ticket companies who had them for under $875. We are told that these tickets are NOT the jumbo screen view, but more like birds eye view. Not the General Admission where you need trifocals to see but rather the section where the normal person will NOT be. If you email us we will pass on the ticket holders contact info and details of the ticket. PLEASE DO NOT CALL US ABOUT THESE TICKETS PLEASE EMAIL US FIRST, THEN WE WILL SEND YOU THE INFO TO DECIDE ON IF YOU WOULD LIKE THEM Here's what needs to be in the email
  • Name
  • Contact #
  • Email Address
  • Number of tickets requested
  • THEN YOU NEED TO SEND THE EMAIL TO:
  • [EMAIL="final.payments@gmail.com"]final.payments@gmail.com[/EMAIL]
  • NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE EMAIL ONLY
FYI Do to the section available, if you have any felonies on your record, you will not be able to use these tickets. Sorry but its the rules these tickets, we hear, are not the average tix. Contact Us email: [EMAIL="comments@whatspoppincentral.com"]comments@whatspoppincentral.com[/EMAIL] phone: 562-313-1664
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TSUblueTiger replied on 11-10-2008 05:32PM [Reply]
C_Nels wrote:
Haven't made your arrangements yet? You might wanna get on it. Inauguration prompts travel rush to Washington - CNN.com
I am still in the planning stages. I am pricing hotels, flights, and rental cars. So far, I have seen some good hotel prices in Northern VA via Hotwire.com. I am not to concern about the hotel location as long as it’s close to the DC Metro.My only concern is getting a ticket. Based upon a few conversations, it could be difficult to get a ticket. The list is around 200,000 and growing. I am not sure if it’s true, but that’s what I have heard. Regardless if I get to attend the inauguration, I want to show my support by being in DC on the 20th. Obama is already helping DC economy.
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TSUblueTiger replied on 11-10-2008 05:36PM [Reply]
C_Nels wrote:
"Tickets will not be distributed to Congressional offices until the week before the inauguration and will require in-person pick-up. " Although they won't be given out until Jan, I don't think that fact is going to slow folk from heading to DC. I'm going, ticket or not. ...I might wanna request my time off from work though.
I totally agree. Ticket or not, I want to go and enjoy the unity. I am sure the entire city will be full of energy.
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replied on 11-10-2008 08:56PM [Reply]
Mmmm...if it wasn't so historical, I'd be chillin' in the lounge at one of the dorms @ A&T watching the inaugural address...but I'm willin' to spend a bit of cash *like it's only going to be so much* to be there. I'm still kicking myself for not attending the last presidential debate, even though it would've only cost me 12 damn dollars to be there...the first presidential debate in New York State in 50 years, and like a dodo bird I decided not to go...
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theTRUTH replied on 11-11-2008 12:33PM [Reply]
Let me get clarification: The ticket is for the Inaugural Address or for the Inaugural Parade?
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