Jan 21 2009
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle - their first dance

President Obama and First Lady Michelle: First Dance.. “At Last”

History was made yesterday. You might have heard about it: a guy named Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States of America. There was no way to put the moment into words. I was soaking up the sounds and images since Saturday’s Obama Express, but the inauguration ceremony was something I will always remember. Where were you when? ← I got that. So do you. Anyone sitting on the outside of this living history has a foot in the past or is ignoring the future. Last night it was inaugural ball time.. three quick highlights.

The first stop was the Neighborhood ball. It was there that Beyonce sang “At Last” and the First Couple had their first dance. Unfortunately MSNBC cut into it. I channel flipped to no avail. Not one network was carrying the thing. Maybe it’ll pop up somewhere else.

Barack and Michelle Obama: First Dance

*It’s at the end*

President Obama Looking for a White Sox Fan

The soldiers at the Commander and Chief ball sounded like they were enjoying free cocktails and the teleprompter delay simply added to the fun → (confusion?)

“That is What’s Called.. Old School”

The youth ball was the livest spot. I’m giving you his speech, but stick with it until the end. Barack and Michelle dance again. When they finish Barack grabs the mic and says.. “That is what’s called.. old school!”

☼ What's Your Opinion? ☼

1 Mathurin Wed, Jan 21, 2009 - 8:05 am

French : En tout cas en France on en parle beaucoup aussi !
look : http://www.toutlenetenparle.fr/investiture-barack-obama-vue-du-ciel-satellite

2 Chris G. Wed, Jan 21, 2009 - 9:26 am

^^^ English
“In any case in France we talk too much!”

3 Mimi Wed, Jan 21, 2009 - 9:37 am

That was so beautiful I was moved to tears when the President and 1st Lady came out. And Chris, ABC showed the whole thing straight through no interruptions.

4 Ellie Wed, Jan 21, 2009 - 12:49 pm

ABC had the rights to it, so the other networks could not really show it.

5 Chris G. Wed, Jan 21, 2009 - 1:18 pm

I gotta look for that full clip on YouTube. Even over there someone said they hadn’t seen it anywhere else. Barack was ‘gettin down’ on the dance floor too. Should have been a live web feed to those parties. It would have taken 10,000 servers to handle the traffic, but if we are handing out unaccounted for billions..

Ms Moni and Steph..

I was dying to update earlier yesterday - pictures and moment to moment commentary. Just started a new j-o-b, that doesn’t give me the same kind of freedom to do my own thing. I’ll figure out a way to keep things fresh..

Courtesy of Ellie..
Dancing the Night Away

6 MsMoni Thu, Jan 22, 2009 - 8:49 pm

Tuesday was a truly wonderful day! How blessed are we to experience this joyous event in our lifetime!

7 MsMoni Thu, Jan 22, 2009 - 8:52 pm

BTW Chris It’s fine! I just started an internship myself! I feel where you’re coming from! I’ll be more patient next time around tongue wink !

8 SqBiz... Fri, Jan 23, 2009 - 1:42 am

...what an amazing day! together with my friends, we all took the march to see the inaguration live and direct and it was freaking amazing!!! we met so many people from everywhere, v.a, cali, texas and even this young couple from sweden…can you guys believe that?...sweden. love and pride was in the air and i am blessed to have been a part of it.

  to my new friends Julissa and LaMont, next time the rounds are on me. holla back!

  Hey Ms.Moni…‘sup chris!

9 MsMoni Fri, Jan 23, 2009 - 5:51 pm

What’s good SqBiz! I’m so jealous that you got to go! I wish I had the opportunity to go but my school schedule wouldn’t allow me to do it. It’s great to know that you were able to take in the sights and sounds of that beautiful day.

10 SqBiz... Sat, Jan 24, 2009 - 1:51 am

...Hey MsMoni

i could not even begin to explain how united we all can be, i really dont like to use this time of period as a reference but remember how everyone got together when 9/11 happened? well it was one hundred times greater than that. no matter where you turned it was all smiles and tears of joy, unison especially when we all shouted OBAMA OBAMA!!!...i felt like doing the diddy dance right then and there. im telling you, we all can really take over and accomplish so much together and really change the perception that the world has of us

sorry everyone but this really got me on cloud nine, excuse me while i take flight

11 MsMoni Sat, Jan 24, 2009 - 2:28 am

SqBiz, I think that its such a remarkable thing that happened this past tuesday.  Its just good to know that there are still good people left in this world despite the craziness that happens.  We can all achieve unity if we really want too. It’s just a shame that more people don’t go beyond themselves and be the change they claim the want.  I’m just happy to have been able to watch it on TV! I’m sure this will be a wonderful story to tell your grandchildren some day!

12 BREYONNA Sat, Feb 07, 2009 - 7:19 pm


13 big fan Mon, Feb 09, 2009 - 11:21 am

how nice are you Barack Obama ,and michelle, how nice are you to except his dance with you.

14 mZ.BRoWN Sun, Feb 22, 2009 - 1:15 am


15 Lola Thu, Mar 12, 2009 - 11:47 pm

All I have today is that he is the best and he is so so so cute with his wife!