People walked, biked, and took the metro to the inauguration. Very slowly. Some were out and about at 5:00 am or earlier. Some inched slowly for hours on foot through tunnels. Some got to the Mall early and took a nap.
i volunteered for the 56th quadrennial Presidential Inauguration. i was between 12th and 14th streets on jefferson drive, near the smithsonian castle. incredible.
Hat or no hat, s/he was out there steering the crowd at dawn:
[dreamsmall / Flickr]
Dreamsmall says the experience was “one of the most insane things i will ever see in my life. they just kept coming & coming & coming. our job was just to point them in the right direction & welcome them. everyone was so happy & excited.”
2009 DC inauguration postelection protesters supporters transportation
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