WASHINGTON (CNN) - Inauguration revelry began Sunday afternoon as thousands gathered on the National Mall in Washington for a free concert featuring big stars.
President-elect Barack Obama spoke at the concert, just after 4 p.m.
"The dream of our founders will live on in our time. ... What gives me hope is what I see when I look out across this mall," he said.
Obama spent the morning visiting Arlington National Cemetery and attending church before heading to the "We are One: Opening Inaugural Celebration" at the Lincoln Memorial. It was nothing but good vibes - a brief respite for an incoming president who will face some big problems after he takes office Tuesday.