- Posted January 21, 2009 by
Washington DC, District of Columbia
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Inauguration: Your view of history
The Purple Ticket Debacle
We arrived at 6:30 to find out the purple ticket line had sprawled 3 blocks and into the 3rd Street Tunnel of 395. The line kept growing over 2 miles long. We never moved. 10:30 hit and the realization was coming that we were not going to the inauguration. There were no police, no volunteers, no monitors, no cell phone use because we were in a tunnel. Everyone in there was a purple ticket holder, with no clue what happened. When we go out of the tunnel there was debris on the ground, no direction, no police, no answers. We ran to Union Station to see it on TV without sound. It was unsafe and a bad experience. Did I mention there are no bathrooms in a tunnel?