Anne and I were fortunate enough to attend President Obama’s first inauguration seven years ago today. Her photomosaic poster of Barack Obama, “Out of Many, We Are One”, had 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 Anne 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.org 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 seven-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 us this is the best inauguration video they’ve seen and I have to agree (I just rewatched it and sat at my desk literally crying.) The faces of the people watching President Obama’s speech alone are worth the price of admission.
(Click the image and it will open a new window where you’ll need to hit the “play” button.)