Barack Obama, Eclectalife, President Obama — January 20, 2011 at 7:24 am

The inauguration of Barack Obama in pictures and music


My wife and I were fortunate enough to attend President Obama’s inauguration two years ago today. 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 held at the Museum of American Heritage. We also miraculously got tickets to the inauguration itself. Not only that, we scored tickets to the 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.

This photo slideshow is entirely by Anne C. Savage. You can see more of her work on her Flickr Page and her website.

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 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.)

I’m just sayin’…