January 20th, 2009
03:58 PM ET
7 years ago

Scenes from the inauguration: A cold crowd waits


WASHINGTON (CNN) - Hours before the parade started, the stands at the end of the route started filling up with an excited crowd.

The seats, right near where President Obama will sit to watch the parade were treated to an explanation of the day's events by the announcer.

Hours before Obama was scheduled to join them in the presidential reviewing stand, the announcer told them the newly sworn-in president would be eating lunch at the Capitol.

"So while you are freezing, they are having a wonderful time," the announcer joked over the parade route speakers.

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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Griff

    The Sun still Shine's Here... In Africa too..

    January 20, 2009 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  2. Griff

    Do you know what time it is in East Africa? They don't have the Internet in Kisumu...

    January 20, 2009 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  3. Gayle/Veteran

    Thank God Bush is gone!!!

    Bush lied, over 4,000 troops have died...

    January 20, 2009 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  4. richard

    Now everything is Obama's fault. Get use to it. We get to treat Obama like the Democrats treated Bush.

    January 20, 2009 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  5. Brenda in Detroit

    Richard – EVERYTHING WAS BUSH'S FAULT. There are those who will not see the truth in that. The rest of us know better. Obama will not attack an unarmed country or disregard a memo "Bin Laden determined to strike planes into buildings" or let Americans drown in New Orleans or so many other things – how about wire tapping, the many, many lies that you on the right will fail to acknowledge. Get over it – we have a wonderful, great president. Finally.

    January 20, 2009 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |