Well, if there's one complaint about professional sports it's that their respective seasons aren't long enough. Why does basketball season, for example, start in October and end in June when it could really start in August and end in July?
Obama's Presidential Inaugural Committee isn't about to make that same mistake. They're putting together event after event after event just to make sure there are enough Inaugural activities for everyone. And then even more.
Yesterday we told you about the two-hour Monsters of Rock type lineup to kick off the Inaugural events including Bono, Beyonce, Mary J Blige, Bruce Springsteen, Usher, Garth Brooks,
Ethel Merman, Shakira, and Stevie Wonder.
First Ever Ever
Now they've announced the "First Ever Neighborhood Ball." And once again they've said this is further proof that Obama is going to change Washington.
President-elect Barack Obama has vowed to change Washington and that’s just what he’s doing. Today we announced that he’ll be hosting the first-ever Neighborhood Inaugural Ball on January 20 at the Washington Convention Center with free or affordable tickets available. There’s never been anything like it.
Past inaugural balls generally have been closed to everyday Americans, populated instead by an exclusive circle of dignitaries and donors. President-elect Obama, however, wants to share this special night with a wide cross-section of Americans, reveling in the possibilities of what we can accomplish together. A portion of the tickets will be reserved for D.C. residents.