Yesterday, I was extremely blessed to witness the inauguration of the first Black president in United States history from one of the best seats in the house! I had to brave nineteen degree weather from eight in the morning until two that afternoon, but would happily do it again as this was one of the most memorable moments of my life.
As it happened, I was seated in the celebrity area, and sat only two rows back from Jay Z, Beyonce, and P Diddy. I met singer and song writing legend Smokey Robinson, boxing promoter Butch Lewis, and got to see Denzel Washington and his entire family. The frigid temperature reeked havoc on my camera battery, which died before I could get a better picture of him.
Man, what a day it was! Nothing can really prepare you for walking up the capital steps and having that presidential seal hit you in the face. It is a powerful experience I must say. I could literally feel the roar of the millions of people assembled on the mall against my back, and kept thinking to myself how fortunate I was to have such a close proximity to this historical event. I also remember thinking that those capital steps where I sat had to be the safest place on earth at that moment, with Secret Service, helicopters, National Guard, and Capital Police everywhere.
All of the pictures were taken by me, except of course the ones I appear in. I’m just posting them up without much commentary. They are below. Enjoy