Monday, December 01, 2008

Inauguration Day Tickets - Want

Inauguration Day tickets? It’s the new Powerball, man. Eleven-hundred bazillion people are scrambling for Inauguration Day tickets, to see Socialist Muslim Domestic Terrorist-friendly President Elect Obama take the reigns of power from the confirmed anti-Christ, George Dubya. January 20th, 2009, in Washington, DC is bigger than The Beatles at Shea Stadium and every Burning Man Festival combined. Be there at noon.

240,000 tickets will be printed. 30,000 of those people get something to sit on.

Tickets to this event are free and will be distributed by US senators and congressional representatives, about a week or two before the big day. It is not yet illegal to sell Inauguration Day tickets, but lawmakers are working on that. Meanwhile, scalpers are making a fortune on the black-market, for tickets that have not been “officially” promised to anyone. Plenty of people are scheduled to be royally screwed by these scams.

Weeks ago I added my name to the vast assortment of official waiting lists. When I finished calling all of the Democrats in my voting district, I started calling Republican officials. “Wouldn’t you rather give me a ticket than a hater wearing a sheet?”, I said. I even had the nerve to ask for two tickets. Hey, it can’t hurt to just ask.

As best as I can tell, I have nowhere to sleep if I actually land a ticket. And I don’t even care! All I know is that I’m trying very hard to stand outside (all day long) in January. DC is prone to wicked ice storms that time of year, and so I’m researching ways to include hot lava into my wardrobe.

Sally, I’ve been waiting 8 years for this. Even if I have to watch Obama taking the oath of office on TV, I can guarantee you that Inauguration Day is going to be one of the best moments of my life. My only concern, to be honest, is making sure that I have enough tissues handy.

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Anonymous said...

I can't help with the tickets, but I'll send you some tissues.


Mojopo said...

LV, no worries. I'm going to happy-sob my way through Kleenex and move on to dish towels as needed. I can't wait!

skeeter...... said...

I'm taking the day off to enjoy the day from start to finish. The party planning is well underway and cases of tequila purchased.... Jan 20th cannot get here soon enough.

Minnie-sota said...

I hope you get your tickets! I was going to try also but turns out I must attend a conference in another part of the country that week. Sad face.

Your friend, Rusty said...

I'm trying to figure out the last inauguration I've seen live (not in person,though). I skipped both of Reagan's as well as Bush 41 and Bush 42's. I think I missed Clinton's because of work. I was in training in the Army during Carter's so I'm sure I didn't see it. No way would I watch either of Nixon's. I'm thinking Johnson, maybe? I have no memory of it. Holy shit; this might be my first live inauguration.

Mojopo said...

Rusty, I saw Clinton's first one (with Maya Angelou), but beyond that? Nada.