Monday, January 19, 2009

“We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration” at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC on Sunday (January 18).

Hello Everyone,

Yesterday I and thousands of other folks walked to the Washington Monument to look across at the Lincoln Memorial where the performers were playing for the We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration; Beyonce, Bruce Springstein, Pete Seeger, James Taylor, Mary J. Blige, Bono, U2, Garth Brooks, Tom Hanks, John Legend, Jennifer Nettles, Bettye Lavette, Samuel L. Jackson, Denzel Washington, Jamie Foxx, Tiger Woods, Jack Black, Usher, Shakira and Stevie Wonder, Queen Latifah, Bettye LaVette, Jon Bon Jovi, Will.I.Am, Sheryl Crow, John Mellencamp were some of the performers.

We saw and heard some of the performers on the jumbotrons and experienced the hugh excited crowds. What a sight and a great vibration. We loved walking and walking from Dupont Circle, happy to not be in a car in the traffic in the city. No cars for the next few days and the metro was 1000 deep last night for people trying to get in to catch the trains. Luckily the wind wasn't blowing and 34 degrees felt comfortable, if you were gloved, scarfed and coated with extra leggings. I hope you can feel some of the positive energy from these pictures in Washington, DC. The crowds will get bigger in the next two days! Keep your TVs on for these historic moments.

beyonce performs america the beautiful

At the Corcoran Gallery of Art

Washington Post

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