My wife and I were fortunate enough to attend the inauguration last year. Her photomosaic poster of Barack Obama, “Out of Many, We Are One” that appeared in TIME magazine had sold well and was being given out as a gift at the Michigan Ball. We also miraculously got tickets to the inauguration itself. Not only that, we scored tickets to the MoveOn.org party.
The enhanced slideshow below, “Two in Two Million”, is composed of hundreds of photos my wife, Anne C. Savage, took during our trip. It includes amazing music (Red Hot Chili Peppers, John Mayer, Thievery Corporation and the Dixie Chicks), pictures from the Michigan Ball and the MoveOn party, the D.C. Metro on Inauguration Day, and, most importantly, major portions of the president’s inauguration speech.
Take a few minutes to enjoy this on the one year anniversary of the inauguration. If you are an Obama fan, I think you’ll be very glad you did.
It’s about 17½ minutes long so grab a beverage, sit back, and relive the inauguration with us. If you attended the Michigan Ball, you might even see yourself in the show! People have told me this is the best inauguration video they’ve seen. See if you agree. I certainly do. The faces of the people watching President Obama’s speech alone are worth the price of admission.
(By the way, if you notice a bald
dude douchebag with hoop earrings and a goatee that keeps showing up, that’s me. My favorite is me in the tux next to the Stephen Colbert “painting” at the Museum of American Heritage ;)
(Click the image and it will open a new window where you’ll need to hit the “play” button.)
It’s hard to believe it’s been a year, isn’t it?
I’m just sayin’…
P.S., here’s the poster:
It’s composed of the faces of thousands of people who attended Michigan Obama rallies in 2008. You can see close-ups of the faces HERE.