In an exceedingly delightful turn of events, the B Street Band—an esteemed Bruce Springsteen cover band—has declined to perform at Donald Trump’s Inaugural Gala after originally agreeing to it. Why? They want to make the Boss proud.
Every since President Dwight D. Eisenhower was sworn into office in 1957, Charlie Brotman has served as the official announcer of the inauguration ceremony. But this year he has been unceremoniously forced into retirement — and replaced with one of Donald Trump’s supporters.
As promised, we're back to ask readers to send in photos of today's goings on regarding the inauguration, both in D.C. itself, and in your private homes, workplaces, street corners, etc. all over the world.
While Megan makes her way into the city (she's got tickets for actual seats), Choire is already outside in the cold with dispatches from last night's Huffington Post party and this morning's Washington Mall insanity:
Intrepid correspondent Choire Sicha spent hours in the cold to document the goings-on in DC on this, the day before the inauguration. To say he captured some local color would be an understatement.
All day today/tomorrow, we'll be posting dispatches (impressions, images) from our inaugural correspondents, Megan Carpentier and Choire Sicha. First up is Choire, who arrived in the capital last night and is ready for the insanity.
Are you going to Washington for the presidential inauguration? Will you be staying far away but celebrating somehow nonetheless? As part of our coverage, we'll be posting reader photos/impressions — more on this on Monday.