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    Posted January 20, 2009 by
    willman
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    Washington, D.C., District of Columbia
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    Inauguration: Your view of history

    Disappointing, Disgusting, Pathetic Inauguration Experience

     

    My mother and I traveled from the Bay Area, California, to

    attend this

    ceremony. We looked forward to this event for months and

    months. We had tickets in the Blue Section, and began standing inline at 8 am this morning, amongst thousands and thousands of

    people.We stood in the overcrowded, claustrophobic street for four

    hours, side by side thousands and thousands, rarely moving. We were

    ushered by only one single sign "towards the blue gate," and we

    ultimately moved less than a thousand feet in the four hours. We never even made it to the Blue Gate of the inauguration

    grounds. There were absolutely no security or police officials to

    offer help or guidance. Nothing at all. The crowds around us

    cheered "Let Us In!" continuously, to no avail. The entire experience was extremely disappointing, and I am

    utterlydisgusted and appalled at the organization and preparation of

    this event. It tainted my entire perspective of our capital's

    competence.

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