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Who's going to the Presidential Inauguration?

AmnerisAmneris Posts: 15,117Registered Users
I AM!!!!! There was a huge seat sale so I booked my ticket today. We'll be staying with family in Fairfax, VA and apparently it will be a full house of family and friends so it should be a blast!

Anything special I need to know about inaugurations? Has anyone been before? I am SO excited!!!!
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  • Rebecca deWinterRebecca deWinter Posts: 2,254Registered Users
    LUCKY!! i wish i was going. i hope you have a great time! it will such an amazing and historic day!!!
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  • mrspoppersmrspoppers Posts: 7,223Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    That's cool. Aren't you Canadian, though?
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  • BefrizzledBefrizzled Posts: 3,854Registered Users
    I saw this a few days ago, and I know you have a young child, so this might be helpful if you haven't seen it yet:
    Inaugural security: leave chairs, strollers home
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  • KaiaKaia Posts: 8,815Registered Users
    That's neat. Make sure you're aware of what you're not allowed to bring, because it's not very baby/small kid friendly. You can't have strollers or backpacks. You should check about diaper bags and other supplies you would want with you.

    Have fun!
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  • midgimidgi Posts: 2,409Registered Users
    I'm going!!! I didn't get a ticket (because they are hard to come by) but I will be happily sitting on the Mall with all the other people who don't have tickets.

    It's going to be INSANE but awesome none the less..

    Just wondering-- how did you book a ticket TODAY? As far as I know there's no place regular people can necessarily buy tickets for the inauguration and my dad told me they are only given out a week before the inauguration and then that's only to Reps and Senators...?

    Not calling you a liar or anything, just curious...
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  • legendslegends Posts: 3,073Registered Users
    I thought the ticket sales for the inauguration were a scam and the only way to get them was through your Congressman? Please be careful, I'd hate to think you lost a lot of money.
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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    I think Amneris meant her airplane ticket, not inauguration ticket.

    Only one seat, Amneris? Are you not taking JJ?
  • JosephineJosephine Posts: 14,175Registered Users
    I am going. Staying with my parents a few nights in Arlington but definitely with my sis for the partying :) on the weekend before and night before inaugration. She lives in dupont circle and we'll be walking to I think it's National Mall that morning. Its the area nearby for people who dont have tickets. I havent bought my ticket yet..I could always drive if I dont find anything, I know a few people going. I am so excited too.. Are you going to any of the inauguration balls/events? I'm so excited that this is happening during my lifetime.
  • Who Me?Who Me? Posts: 3,181Registered Users
    I'm going to DC for it, but not to any of the actual official events. They'll be plenty of unofficial inauguration celebrations, though, and to be on the National Mall for the whole thing will be so cool! I'm staying with a friend in the city.
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  • NetGNetG Posts: 8,116Registered Users
    I'm either going to be in Half Moon Cay or Nassau, on a cruise ship. About half the ship much prefers staying on board and watching the inauguration to going into port (it's a music themed cruise, we're on it for the music, not the destinations), so we're trying to get together folks to have a party on board watching the inauguration.

    If I weren't going on a cruise that week, I would most likely be able to get to DC and get to at least one ball thanks to one of my best friends...
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  • Nappy_curly_crownNappy_curly_crown Posts: 4,162Registered Users
    I live in DC and I'll be going to the ceremony and 2 balls that weekend. I'm in TX for work, and I to go home every 30days on the company dime...so I made sure that it fell during that time. I didn't catch a fare sale...so my tickets were $800 roundtrip.

    The last two bush inaugurations were rainy/sleeting and COLD so bring PLENTY of warm clothes. I have tickets to the ceremony, but I have a bunch of friends and family that don't and they plan on camping out Monday night to get a good spot on the mall.

    Bring good walking shoes and don't even THINK about driving into the city..take the metro. I heard that the commuter trains are hiking up fares on that day AND reducing schedules if you arn't a monthly fare holder (VRE and MARC are charger $25 one way into the city for that day). When you get into town...get a smart trip card for the metro....much faster than the paper fare cards...you just wave it over the sensor and go...no worring about having enough money left on you fare card or having change for the bus.

    The entire city will be packed...most businesses will be open 24 hours that weekend and are allowed to serve alcohol until 4am. It's going to be one HUGE party!!!

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  • SarcasmIsBeautySarcasmIsBeauty Posts: 5,640Registered Users
    I'm going!!!!! With a busload of my peers and some faculty :)
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  • MichelleBFTMichelleBFT Posts: 4,812Registered Users
    I'm there!! I can't wait. I'm going with my husband and at least his father; dunno who else is coming with. I have friends who live very close to the red line (Metro), so I'm crashing w/ them the night before.
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  • AmnerisAmneris Posts: 15,117Registered Users
    I think Amneris meant her airplane ticket, not inauguration ticket.

    Only one seat, Amneris? Are you not taking JJ?

    Yeh, my airplane ticket. My family in the US are looking after trying to get actual tickets and if not I'll be happy to be one of the crowd - yes, I am Canadian, but this means a lot to me too. And yes, JJ is going - the whole point of me going is for JJ to experience it. Infants under two don't require their own seat so he will sit with me.
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  • OBBOBB Posts: 4,174Registered Users
    you ladies are soooo lucky. usually i wouldnt buy tickets to any event such as sporting or concert if its in the nosebleed section. i mind as well watch it on big screen tv. but for this momentous occasion i would give my left pork bun to be near the stage. i wish i could have been at MLK's march back in the 60's.
  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,499Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    i'm Canadian and i'm booking the day off work to watch on tv.

    :D
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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    Amneris wrote: »
    And yes, JJ is going - the whole point of me going is for JJ to experience it. Infants under two don't require their own seat so he will sit with me.



    I don't get why babies don't have the same level of safety requirements as an adult when traveling by airplane. Buy him his own seat...it isn't worth the few bucks you saved.
  • Nappy_curly_crownNappy_curly_crown Posts: 4,162Registered Users
    Amneris wrote: »
    And yes, JJ is going - the whole point of me going is for JJ to experience it. Infants under two don't require their own seat so he will sit with me.



    I don't get why babies don't have the same level of safety requirements as an adult when traveling by airplane. Buy him his own seat...it isn't worth the few bucks you saved.

    Espically after what happened this weekend with that flight from Denver to Houston....

    ETA: Are you coming from Canada or do you live in the US...because I thought for "international" flights, infants were required to have thier own seats?
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  • nadinanadina Posts: 640Registered Users
    i'm going! i will be at the mall and on the parade route the day of.

    i have no connections whatsoever so i have no actual tickets. and no money, so i won't be going to any balls. but i will be out somewhere all weekend. like ncc said, it's going to be a fun huge coooold happy partay!!!
  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    Amneris wrote: »
    And yes, JJ is going - the whole point of me going is for JJ to experience it. Infants under two don't require their own seat so he will sit with me.



    I don't get why babies don't have the same level of safety requirements as an adult when traveling by airplane. Buy him his own seat...it isn't worth the few bucks you saved.

    Espically after what happened this weekend with that flight from Denver to Houston....


    It doesn't even take a crash to hurt/kill an unrestrained child. A little turbulance will do it, and has done it. Children have died from turbulance, and also from survivable crashes, merely because they had no seat restraint. The NTSB has been trying to make the FAA require infant seats for years, but they won't do it due to fears of losing business. It's all about the money.
  • eccentric_kurlzeccentric_kurlz Posts: 4,144Registered Users
    Going to the inauguration parade? Yes. :) But tickets for the actual inauguration haven't been given out yet, I don't think.
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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    Going to the inauguration parade? Yes. :) But tickets for the actual inauguration haven't been given out yet, I don't think.



    Tickets aren't given out til a week before, but I already heard back from my congress-people, telling me they aren't going to have tickets for me. So, we decided not to go...I can't bear the thought of being packed into the Mall with so many million other people.
  • AmnerisAmneris Posts: 15,117Registered Users
    Amneris wrote: »
    And yes, JJ is going - the whole point of me going is for JJ to experience it. Infants under two don't require their own seat so he will sit with me.



    I don't get why babies don't have the same level of safety requirements as an adult when traveling by airplane. Buy him his own seat...it isn't worth the few bucks you saved.

    Espically after what happened this weekend with that flight from Denver to Houston....

    ETA: Are you coming from Canada or do you live in the US...because I thought for "international" flights, infants were required to have thier own seats?

    I'm coming from Canada, but infants aren't required to have their own seats on international flights. We went to Trinidad last summer sharing a seat.
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  • journotravelerjournotraveler Posts: 2,816Registered Users
    we're going to have a houseful of friends and family. i hate crowds, so part of me would rather watch at home, but my husband just told me that wasn't an option. so... yes, i'll be there.

    we're going to one ball, too. and on monday, i'm participating in the day of service.

    i'm looking forward to all of it! (but not the crowds taking over my city. and the traffic... going to be insane.)
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  • legendslegends Posts: 3,073Registered Users
    How did you guys get tickets to the balls?
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  • eccentric_kurlzeccentric_kurlz Posts: 4,144Registered Users
    we're going to have a houseful of friends and family. i hate crowds, so part of me would rather watch at home, but my husband just told me that wasn't an option. so... yes, i'll be there.

    we're going to one ball, too. and on monday, i'm participating in the day of service.

    i'm looking forward to all of it! (but not the crowds taking over my city. and the traffic... going to be insane.)

    I may have a couple of folks staying with me also. Depends on whether they decide to take the drive(from Florida). And a part of me wants to stay in, especially if it's cold. BUT...I really want to go to this one. Just not looking forward to having to be out early early just to get a good spot on the parade route. And yeah.....the crowds are going to be CRAZY. All the traffic, crowded metro....and the fact that bars and restaurants will be open I think until 4 am. Geez.

    Should be interesting.
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  • curlyarcacurlyarca Posts: 8,449Registered Users
    If you have excellent connections you can easily get tickets to balls.

    A coworker is going with her sister, and they have tickets to at least one of them. This coworker used to work in a former governor's office.

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  • curlyarcacurlyarca Posts: 8,449Registered Users
    If you have excellent connections you can easily get tickets to balls.

    A coworker is going with her sister, and they have tickets to at least one of them. This coworker used to work in a former governor's office.

    I'm not going. I'll probably have to watch it on the news later that evening.

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  • journotravelerjournotraveler Posts: 2,816Registered Users
    we're going to have a houseful of friends and family. i hate crowds, so part of me would rather watch at home, but my husband just told me that wasn't an option. so... yes, i'll be there.

    we're going to one ball, too. and on monday, i'm participating in the day of service.

    i'm looking forward to all of it! (but not the crowds taking over my city. and the traffic... going to be insane.)

    I may have a couple of folks staying with me also. Depends on whether they decide to take the drive(from Florida). And a part of me wants to stay in, especially if it's cold. BUT...I really want to go to this one. Just not looking forward to having to be out early early just to get a good spot on the parade route. And yeah.....the crowds are going to be CRAZY. All the traffic, crowded metro....and the fact that bars and restaurants will be open I think until 4 am. Geez.

    Should be interesting.

    especially if it's as cold then as it is today! or raining! yikes... :toothy2:

    i'll be praying for one of those global warming days...
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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    curlyarca wrote: »
    If you have excellent connections you can easily get tickets to balls.

    A coworker is going with her sister, and they have tickets to at least one of them. This coworker used to work in a former governor's office.

    I'm not going. I'll probably have to watch it on the news later that evening.


    With "excellent connections", one can "easily" do just about anything. I think the poster was asking how regular unconnected people can go...
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