Thanks to @marklemunyon, he posted a link on Twitter that got me thinking about the inauguration of our 44th President, Barack Obama. I’ve been scouring the Internet for a taste of what’s to come:
D.C. Officials Considering Opening Bars 24-7
The D.C. Council is considering legislation today that would allow bars to serve alcohol until 5 a.m. — three hours longer than current regulations allow — and remain open 24 hours a day from Jan. 17 through 21 to serve crowds in town for the inauguration.
The bill, offered by council member Jim Graham (D-Ward 1), is up for a vote at today’s legislative meeting.
“This is absolutely a unique opportunity, and we want our night life to participate in all of the activities and events during the Inauguration,” Graham told Post reporter Hamil R. Harris today… see Washington Post article.
Metro Plans for Inauguration Weekend
Metrorail will operate rush hour service for 15 consecutive hours (4 a.m. to 7 p.m.), will stay open for two extra hours (until 2 a.m.), offer free parking at its facilities and will be one important transportation alternative for people who are planning to attend the Inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama on Tuesday, January 20, 2009.
Metro officials expect extremely crowded conditions on Inauguration Day. Metrorail stations and trains will be packed as people head to the Inauguration, and expect to see even tighter conditions afterward. Expect the crowds to be huge with hundreds of thousands of people expected to be in the nation’s capital not only for Inauguration Day, but for the days preceding it as well… see Metro website.
Banned from inauguration: strollers, umbrellas
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