Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Inauguration Prep News: Better Get There Early!

Not only will access to the parade route be prohibited until 7 am on the 20th, there are specific entry check points, AND access will be cut off once a specific number of people have been let in:

"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.

Read more here

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?

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