Since I couldn’t make it to Washington D.C. for the inauguration, I went to a viewing party in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Unfortunately it didn’t go as smoothly as I had hoped. We were supposed to watch it on a large screen projection TV, but the projector didn’t arrive until after 11AM. When the projector finally did arrive, they couldn’t get it to work using the cable converter box, so they tried a few other things and finally got it to work just in time for the ceremonies to begin at 11:30. There was no wi-fi in the room, so I wasn’t able to watch with UStream on my iPhone.
I had invited a friend to come along and notified the host last week. When she wasn’t able to make it, I still had to pay for her lunch, which I’m not happy about it.
When the ceremony began, all was forgotten. I totally lost it when Barack Obama took the oath of office.
I had my Nikon Coolpix L5, since I didn’t want to carry the D90, so I was only able to get blurry photos of the low contrast TV screen.
The obligatory photo of me standing next to a life-size Obama cutout.
Lots more pictures here.