It's the big day for President Obama, Joe Biden and the Obama/Biden families today, as today is the day for the Presidential Inauguration. I'm super excited because I love everything about President Obama and Michelle and I even love Joe and (Dr) Jill Biden and the White house children are so well behaved and probably more "normal" than most of my friends and their children.
The performers at the Inauguration are always a big deal because when it comes down to it, the music sets the tone for any occasion and if that ain't right, EVERYTHING'S a little off!!!
At the last Inauguration in 2009, if you remember Aretha Franklin sang "My Country Tis' of Thee" (wearing a small hat with a HUUUUUGE bow that everyone was afraid would swallow her face at any moment... but I won't go there), and Beyonce sang Etta James' "At Last" while the Obamas took their first dance ( I had tears in my eyes during this performance... I'm so dramatic).
This year, Beyonce will perform the national anthem, Kelly Clarkson will be singing "My Country, 'Tis of Thee" and James Taylor doing his thing on "America the Beautiful."
I'm happy for another 4 years with my Prez...
Check out the itinerary for the Inauguration:
11 a.m. E.T. President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and their families will be seated on the podium
11:35 a.m. Myrlie Evers-Williams, civil rights activist and widow of slain Mississippi civil rights leader Medgar Evars, delivers the invocation
11:45 a.m. Vice President Biden repeats his oath of office. Supreme court Justice Sonia Sotomayor officiates.
11:50 a.m. Performance by singer James Taylor of American the Beautiful
11:55 a.m. Obama repeats his oath of office as Chief Justice John Roberts officiates
Noon Obama delivers his inaugural address
12.21 p.m. Performance by singer Kelly Clarkson of My Country, 'Tis of Thee
12:26 p.m. Poet Richard Blanco reads his inaugural poem
12:30 p.m. The benediction by Dr. Luis León, pastor of St. John's Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C.
12:34 p.m. Performance by Beyoncé of the National Anthem
Lunch break The Obamas and Bidens join members of the Supreme Court, Congress and the cabinet for lunch in the Capitol
2:30 p.m. Obama reviews troops outside the Capitol
2:36 p.m. The inaugural parade, featuring floats representing about 60 groups, begins
5:30 p.m. The parade concludes
6 p.m. The inaugural ball begins
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