Who's going to the Presidential Inauguration?

And yes, JJ is going - the whole point of me going is for JJ to experience it. Infants under two don't require their own seat so he will sit with me.
Originally Posted by Amneris


I don't get why babies don't have the same level of safety requirements as an adult when traveling by airplane. Buy him his own seat...it isn't worth the few bucks you saved.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
Espically after what happened this weekend with that flight from Denver to Houston....
Originally Posted by Nappy_curly_crown

It doesn't even take a crash to hurt/kill an unrestrained child. A little turbulance will do it, and has done it. Children have died from turbulance, and also from survivable crashes, merely because they had no seat restraint. The NTSB has been trying to make the FAA require infant seats for years, but they won't do it due to fears of losing business. It's all about the money.
Going to the inauguration parade? Yes. But tickets for the actual inauguration haven't been given out yet, I don't think.
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Going to the inauguration parade? Yes. But tickets for the actual inauguration haven't been given out yet, I don't think.
Originally Posted by eccentric_kurlz


Tickets aren't given out til a week before, but I already heard back from my congress-people, telling me they aren't going to have tickets for me. So, we decided not to go...I can't bear the thought of being packed into the Mall with so many million other people.
And yes, JJ is going - the whole point of me going is for JJ to experience it. Infants under two don't require their own seat so he will sit with me.
Originally Posted by Amneris


I don't get why babies don't have the same level of safety requirements as an adult when traveling by airplane. Buy him his own seat...it isn't worth the few bucks you saved.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
Espically after what happened this weekend with that flight from Denver to Houston....

ETA: Are you coming from Canada or do you live in the US...because I thought for "international" flights, infants were required to have thier own seats?
Originally Posted by Nappy_curly_crown
I'm coming from Canada, but infants aren't required to have their own seats on international flights. We went to Trinidad last summer sharing a seat.
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we're going to have a houseful of friends and family. i hate crowds, so part of me would rather watch at home, but my husband just told me that wasn't an option. so... yes, i'll be there.

we're going to one ball, too. and on monday, i'm participating in the day of service.

i'm looking forward to all of it! (but not the crowds taking over my city. and the traffic... going to be insane.)
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How did you guys get tickets to the balls?
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we're going to have a houseful of friends and family. i hate crowds, so part of me would rather watch at home, but my husband just told me that wasn't an option. so... yes, i'll be there.

we're going to one ball, too. and on monday, i'm participating in the day of service.

i'm looking forward to all of it! (but not the crowds taking over my city. and the traffic... going to be insane.)
Originally Posted by journotraveler
I may have a couple of folks staying with me also. Depends on whether they decide to take the drive(from Florida). And a part of me wants to stay in, especially if it's cold. BUT...I really want to go to this one. Just not looking forward to having to be out early early just to get a good spot on the parade route. And yeah.....the crowds are going to be CRAZY. All the traffic, crowded metro....and the fact that bars and restaurants will be open I think until 4 am. Geez.

Should be interesting.
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If you have excellent connections you can easily get tickets to balls.

A coworker is going with her sister, and they have tickets to at least one of them. This coworker used to work in a former governor's office.

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If you have excellent connections you can easily get tickets to balls.

A coworker is going with her sister, and they have tickets to at least one of them. This coworker used to work in a former governor's office.

I'm not going. I'll probably have to watch it on the news later that evening.

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we're going to have a houseful of friends and family. i hate crowds, so part of me would rather watch at home, but my husband just told me that wasn't an option. so... yes, i'll be there.

we're going to one ball, too. and on monday, i'm participating in the day of service.

i'm looking forward to all of it! (but not the crowds taking over my city. and the traffic... going to be insane.)
Originally Posted by journotraveler
I may have a couple of folks staying with me also. Depends on whether they decide to take the drive(from Florida). And a part of me wants to stay in, especially if it's cold. BUT...I really want to go to this one. Just not looking forward to having to be out early early just to get a good spot on the parade route. And yeah.....the crowds are going to be CRAZY. All the traffic, crowded metro....and the fact that bars and restaurants will be open I think until 4 am. Geez.

Should be interesting.
Originally Posted by eccentric_kurlz
especially if it's as cold then as it is today! or raining! yikes...

i'll be praying for one of those global warming days...
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If you have excellent connections you can easily get tickets to balls.

A coworker is going with her sister, and they have tickets to at least one of them. This coworker used to work in a former governor's office.

I'm not going. I'll probably have to watch it on the news later that evening.
Originally Posted by curlyarca

With "excellent connections", one can "easily" do just about anything. I think the poster was asking how regular unconnected people can go...



I don't get why babies don't have the same level of safety requirements as an adult when traveling by airplane. Buy him his own seat...it isn't worth the few bucks you saved.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
Espically after what happened this weekend with that flight from Denver to Houston....

ETA: Are you coming from Canada or do you live in the US...because I thought for "international" flights, infants were required to have thier own seats?
Originally Posted by Nappy_curly_crown
I'm coming from Canada, but infants aren't required to have their own seats on international flights. We went to Trinidad last summer sharing a seat.
Originally Posted by Amneris

It was unsafe then, and it's unsafe now for children to fly on laps. If the sale is so great, you should really buy the kid his own seat.
If you have excellent connections you can easily get tickets to balls.

A coworker is going with her sister, and they have tickets to at least one of them. This coworker used to work in a former governor's office.

I'm not going. I'll probably have to watch it on the news later that evening.
Originally Posted by curlyarca

With "excellent connections", one can "easily" do just about anything. I think the poster was asking how regular unconnected people can go...
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
I see. How do regular, unconnected people get tickets?

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we're going to have a houseful of friends and family. i hate crowds, so part of me would rather watch at home, but my husband just told me that wasn't an option. so... yes, i'll be there.

we're going to one ball, too. and on monday, i'm participating in the day of service.

i'm looking forward to all of it! (but not the crowds taking over my city. and the traffic... going to be insane.)
Originally Posted by journotraveler

I may have a couple of folks staying with me also. Depends on whether they decide to take the drive(from Florida). And a part of me wants to stay in, especially if it's cold. BUT...I really want to go to this one. Just not looking forward to having to be out early early just to get a good spot on the parade route. And yeah.....the crowds are going to be CRAZY. All the traffic, crowded metro....and the fact that bars and restaurants will be open I think until 4 am. Geez.

Should be interesting.
Originally Posted by eccentric_kurlz
especially if it's as cold then as it is today! or raining! yikes...

i'll be praying for one of those global warming days...
Originally Posted by journotraveler
Oh my gosh it was cold today. I surely hope it's NOT like it was today, or snowing or raining. I don't know if I could stay outside that long without layers upon layers of clothes. LOL! Maybe it'll be like it was last January where we had 60 degree-type weather.

One can only hope, right?
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If you have excellent connections you can easily get tickets to balls.

A coworker is going with her sister, and they have tickets to at least one of them. This coworker used to work in a former governor's office.

I'm not going. I'll probably have to watch it on the news later that evening.
Originally Posted by curlyarca

With "excellent connections", one can "easily" do just about anything. I think the poster was asking how regular unconnected people can go...
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
I see. How do regular, unconnected people get tickets?
Originally Posted by curlyarca


To a ball that Obama will actually appear at, I don't think an unconnected person can get tickets. There are many, many lesser inaugural balls though, and one can buy tickets, ranging from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars a plate.
I'll be at the parade but not the actual inauguration. I live in DC and have some folks flying in and staying with me. It's gonna be fun!
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If you have excellent connections you can easily get tickets to balls.

A coworker is going with her sister, and they have tickets to at least one of them. This coworker used to work in a former governor's office.

I'm not going. I'll probably have to watch it on the news later that evening.
Originally Posted by curlyarca

With "excellent connections", one can "easily" do just about anything. I think the poster was asking how regular unconnected people can go...
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
I see. How do regular, unconnected people get tickets?
Originally Posted by curlyarca

I would guess regular, unconnected, and not rich people can't....

One of my best friends has a sister who has a very high chance of working in the White House. If I were going there, I'd be going with him. I have other connections I could possibly have worked, too, if I wanted... but none as active and close.
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With "excellent connections", one can "easily" do just about anything. I think the poster was asking how regular unconnected people can go...
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
I see. How do regular, unconnected people get tickets?
Originally Posted by curlyarca


To a ball that Obama will actually appear at, I don't think an unconnected person can get tickets. There are many, many lesser inaugural balls though, and one can buy tickets, ranging from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars a plate.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
with past inauguration balls (which i unfortunately had to cover as a reporter; which wasn't much fun)--the official inaugural balls were grouped by states/region. most of the people there were big donors or affiliated with the campaign in some way. the president makes the rounds and pops in for about 5 minutes; the presidential couple dance one dance up on stage, and then they're out of there. there's no mixing and mingling. as i remember it, the whole place is pretty much on lockdown during that time. i actually had to have security escort me to the bathroom.

i don't know how things are being organized for this year. but a lot of the unofficial balls are already sold out. i think there are packages out there that will get you in the cordoned-off area at the inauguration and into some of the official balls. but they cost BIG money.
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Oh my gosh it was cold today. I surely hope it's NOT like it was today, or snowing or raining. I don't know if I could stay outside that long without layers upon layers of clothes. LOL! Maybe it'll be like it was last January where we had 60 degree-type weather.

One can only hope, right?
Originally Posted by eccentric_kurlz
crossing my fingers! i like cold weather. but not when i have to stand outside for hours on end...
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I don't think I'd want to take a 2-year old to something that's going to be that crowded. My nephew is 2 and I don't really see him enjoying that.

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