"Once the sidewalks on the north and south side of Pennsylvania Avenue reach capacity, at that point we will close our checkpoints so no more folks can get onto the parade route," said Malcolm Wiley, a spokesman for the Secret Service.
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The lineup for Sunday's opening celebration on the mall has been released, though more acts are expected to be added. So far, Garth Brooks, U2, Usher, Beyonce, Will i. am, Josh Groban, Sheryl Crow and others have signed on. Could be a party, folks! And the invocation will be read by Episcopal bishop, Gene Robinson, the first Gay bishop in the Episcopal church, I believe. Hmmm...think Rick Warren suggested him?