2009 – You know, my most-loved photo ever
8:45: Commander-in-Chief’s Inaugural Ball
9:10: The Inaugural Ball
Live streaming: C-Span * CBS * CNN * Pentagon Channel (for the Commander-in-Chief’s Inaugural Ball)
Link to all 2013 Inauguration posts here
But I’m not dressed yet!
Congrats on 1st Carol. Very disappointed in the Ball Coverage. Out of all CNN at least is showing some. I have CSPAN on re-watching the day on my other TV in the living room. I love the music. The parade was great on CSPAN. No talking all parade. Just want to see some dancing already.
Have you even seen her dress? I’m disappointed. I’m not letting it get me down.
It’s on C-SPAN. She looks great in the red halter dress. Absolutely gorgeous.
What is the song they dance to and who sings it?
Try the Pentagon Channel. DJ is jamming, however, my military sisters & brothers a standing around chit-chatting. I’m up partying over here. Each song he plays I shouting “that’s my jam!” At the moment, I’m grooving to Luther Vandross’ “All My Love.”
Looking good, just getting ready myself.
Carol, you are one the money!
Good evening everyone. What a day.
Folks, if you have Tweetdeck, use that to access Twitter. It seems to be moving just fine.
I can hardly wait to see what Michelle is going to wear tonight.
Try cspan.org to see the dress:
That a picture try this link:
Sorry they are only showing live feed. Now the Bidens are on.
Cn not wait to see what Michelle is wearing!
Roberta, great minds think alike.
Good evening everyone.
Is the Inaugural Ball in the White House.? I didn’t get an invitation this year…Lol
What a day!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you, Chips. You’re the BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Helloooooooo tnmtngirl, thank you!!!!!
Ignore my “advice” about Tweetdeck. It’s all dead, at least for me.
They are truly hosed, LL!! I had tried tweetdeck about 20 min ago and thought it was starting to roll and then …. splat …
Twitter has the hiccoughs
Who is Mrs. OBAMA’ss Bangs on twitter.? You are really funny.
Chips, I have two that I go between; elevator shot and walking in parade shot with Michelle holding onto Barack’s arm.
are these two balls- the only ones? No live music at the President’s Ball? Maybe I’m missing something as I only have internet access – no tv.
They have had live performances at both, sheri, streaming online – but at the moment only background music for both. I think there are other celebrations but these are the two the President & First Lady are attending. Both are located in the DC Convention Center.
thank you Bob- glad to hear I’m watching the right Balls!
Alicia Keys..Loved her song..”:Obama is on fire”
and I am adding my own song ************CHIPS IS ON FIRE*****
Calling the fire guys as we speak, wooooooot
You’re a pure LOVE dear one:-)
Alicia was going to three balls, she posted on FB.
I can’t wait to see her in all 3..she’s a HUGE Obama fan:-)
Yes she is.
CNN link good for me
To repeat meself! Apologies for the quick turnaround in posts today, but I know when the comments reach 100 and more the threads get slow for some of you. Just keep moving on, and when you have time you can look back on:
Oh, Chips, on apology required. You are making it accessible for everyone, including folk with limited bandwidth. Thank you Thank you!!!!
^^no^^ not ^^on^^
You’re going to need a good schvitz after today! Treat yourself.
This is SOOOOOOOOOOO BRILLIANT, y’hear?!
Thank you so much for all you do, M\s. Chips, and this link is staying in my browser!
Missed the speech live. Hopefully I can catch it on cspan.
As big as today has been, tomorrow’s just as big: It’s do or die time for filibuster reform
Yep, LL. Senator Reid either makes a major move or we’re stuck in GOP slime for 2 more years.
Maybe it’s the wine, but I have faith in Harry.
I do, as well, LL. Something about his toast to the President earlier today gave me a sense of how much he deeply appreciates, dare I say, loves the man. And, he knows all too well the #InaugurationInsurection against PBO. So, to move the Nation #FORWARD he knows what he must do.
Yes We Can
I think a lot of folks will be very fired up (albeit a wee tad bit tired) from the incredible energy of this day. Hopefully it will carry the day tomorrow.
I am holding my breath, trying to remain positive. Go Harry, BE BOLD!!!!!
Waiting with bated breath for FLOTUS’s dress.
OMG, yeah. One thing, for sure. She will DAZZLE.
Where are you guys watching?
Me too, it is the only one I could get to load.
They just introduced Alicia Keys on http://www.ustream.tv/cbsnews so I’m assuming this is a quick repeat. But she was good so enjoy
Alicia Keyes in the house in a hot backless gown.
This has been happening alot on this site today. Multiple ppl posting same comments at same time. LOL
Alicia Keys again!
She moved to the CIC ball
Alicia Keys now on at the C&C Ball!!!!
damnit, my computer appears to be shot. it been checking the systems for startup problems for about 15min and attempting repairs and still nothing. ugh shoot, I haven’t backed it up in a while, so all my stuff is still on it.
Oh man, after my first semester in grad school, my computer up and died. And I hadn’t backed anything up. I feel for you.
Alicia Keys is so beautiful.
Alicia Keys now at the CIC Ball
CSPAN TV will also cover the balls live.
Thanks. Just asked
Alicia’s at the Command In Chief Ball now
Yep. She changed the words to her song.
“Obama’s on fiiiiiiiire.”
He’s the President and he’s on fiyaaaaaaaahhh!!!”
Altogether now: “Obama’s on fiiiiiiiiiire…. watch him as he’s lighting up the night.” Holy smokes!
“Obama’s on FIYAHHHHHH” — Love that!!
Don’t be jealous, but I get Pentagon Channel on my satellite service. So, I’m watching Alicia Keys with my booming sound system.
“Watch him as he’s lighting up the night.”
Michelle needs to have a word
She put in the line “Michelle is his lady…”. She recognizes.
“OBAMA’S ON FIRE!!”
“He’s walking on fire!!”
The women singers have killed it today. Loving Alicia’s Obama’s on fire.
She’s just an Obot!!!
Ok, there’s something about backless gowns…. dayum!
Wait. PBO is going to speak? Huh.
66 posts & I just arrived – sigh – CSPAN now at the “salute the heroes” ball
just left until VP Biden arrived – I will be late for my funeral – I just know it.
“I will be late for my funeral – I just know it.”
Well VP Biden and his lovely wife are now on CSPAN – so it is hoped that CSPAN stays with them – or I will be wrong again
Okay, the DJ is in the 40 – 60 age group. I’m loving his playlist.
OMG!!! They are frickin’ playing “Atomic Dog” at the mutha-frickin’ Inaugural Ball!!! Hot Dayum!
I LOVE MY PRESIDENT!!
This is crazy!!
Where? what channel?
Brad Paisley live at the Presidential Ball, btw
Okay so the performers are performing at both balls? Genuis move.
Ok, where the hell is amk? I have a tech question to ask him. And to know how many gimlets he’s had in celebration.
I believe AMK…said goodbye today I still hope he was just kidding…miss him already
Chips posted his last blog…a few post back…
Dammit! Let me go find my speakers to hook up to this laptop!! They are partying down!!!
More like “Untie” — I getting ready to loosen my pants and take off my tit-sling so I can rock the house.
CNN and MSNBC are reporting that FLOTUS and POTUS have arrived.
Reposting this closer look at the inauguration ceremony because it’s fun—–who all was there, up close and personal
LOL Dudette..Are you sure you didn’t slip the White House your song collections?….Love it
I swear, K. Someobody over there must’ve been lurking here at TOD!
That’s what I am thinking…They looking at you my friend:-)
“The balls are at the Washington DC Convention Center, which is in nearby Washington DC.” Thank you CSPAN for clarifying that!
Thanks…I knew someone would answer eventually.
Ok apparently FLOTUS and POTUS are in th house!!
So is that the new thing? No one dances at a ball? Do they all have to wait for POTUS/FLOTUS to have the first dance? Clueless here
I know, I was wondering that, too. Everyone is just standing there.
I don’t know. I’m watching the CIC Ball and everyone is just standing around. They must be waiting, huh? Alicia Keyes sang.
Crazy. Been around the military most of my life….they aren’t this reserved:) I’ve seen them with my own eyes!
They appeared together at the Commander in Chief ball. Danced to “Let’s Get Together.” Her dress is halter top red.
Wondering same. Thought I was in the wrong room…. Don’t see any live singing either on CBS
I’m waiting for this site to blow up as soon as FLOTUS appears.
You know it, baby!
Oh shit! turn on the lights and call the law!
ShaZam! Sure hope amk is lurking, how could he want to miss this?
C-Span TV is showing the Salute to Heroes Ball and they are awaiting our Vice President’s remarks … here he is!!!!
Dr. Jill’s gown is lovely! Vice President Biden is looking ultra handsome, I might add!!!
yes, indeed! Quite striking!
Great song! Dudette…you payin’ attention?
Ok, seriously, why the fuck can’t I tweet whilst others can?
Hit and miss for the last couple of hours LL, it’s a joke!
Ok, I heard a nasty rumor that AMK called it quits today.
Sounded like that LL, but I’m still not sure if he was saying ‘gunnite’ or ‘goodbye’ – I’ll whip his ass if it’s the latter.
I’ll do worse: I’ll fly to India and have his wifey whip his ass! I’m pretty sure she wears the pants in that family.
And now’s no time to shirk. The battle has just begun. We need all hands on deck.
LL..Not a nasty rumor….check with Chips..she re=posted his blog this morning
TWITTER has a little temper today. Didn’t know she worked for FOX. LOL.
do you know — who is MRS. OBAMA’s BANGS — twitter handle?
VP Biden has arrived with his wife. MSNBC and C-SPAN are showing it.
OK, Dr. Jill is someone I’d love as my aunt.
Bidens just walked out — Salue the Heroes Ball. CSPAN
Dr. B is in a slinky cobalt blue gown. SMOKIN’!
VP Biden is just one of the happiest men alive right now.
"@theonlyadult: Stunning New Yorker cover. Stunning. http://t.co/dWojodWS"— Michele (@haymakers) January 22, 2013
aloha chips and todville! woot!! what a great day it has been! thank you chips and all who posted links, photos, intelligence, and jokes today. we’ve had a power outage here, then after firing back up, the internet went down. aaargh! but all the clips and repeats and photos make it all so immediate.
can’t wait to see the first lady’s ball gown! she has been rocking her looks all day, and the girls too. the president, well, he’s just the handsomest man, the best man, the finest president ever! i’m so proud to be an american today!
Dammit, they’re playing Lakeside! GTFOH!!!
I missed Vp and Dr J’s here comes the 1st folks
Where is she? There’s a designer somewhere who’s getting ready to blow up all over international designdom. Theirs will be a household name in just a few minutes.
He’s expressing his gratitude and that of all of the American people to our military, at the Commander in Chief’s Ball!
Here comes the President!!!!
VP Joe speaking at the Salute to Heroes Inaugural Ball: http://www.c-span.org/Live-Video/C-SPAN/
Pres. Obama has on a white bow tie.
HUGE CHEERS! PBO at CIC!!
PBO at the CIC Ball!
CSPAN crossed to the President
We’ll have to catch the rest of cute Joey’s speech later! I mean Vice President Biden.
Some of the Tuskegee Airmen are at the CIC’s Ball. Nice.
Our beautiful POTUS!
Looking greeeeeeeat, Mr President!!!
Yes I’m loving his tie.
He’s had a long day and he looks TERRIFIC.
Boy does he dress up nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Darell Issa will have an inquiry into how much money he spent on the tux.
PBO is here!!!! Waiting for Michelle. Never knew soldiers etc. could squeal. They LOVE him.
he’s in WHITE TIE!!!!
The most formal.
Stunningly beautiful! Now where is she? Where’s the dress??!!!
Smoking … in a white tie no less.
He’s there!!!! Commander in Chief Ball! It’s on CSPAN
Him so purty!
Reblogged this on armyveteran and commented:
They are a beautiful couple!
Thank you for your service. This is a day of thanks
You are most welcome. Thanks for thanking me.
You are most welcome!
My heart is beating so fast waiting for THE DRESS
“The Majesty of our Democracy”……Love them words.
What was the estimate for the inauguration today?
Local news is reporting 1 Million
Thanks Donna Dem
POTUS is linked to troops in Afghanistan!
The troops were great, offering their congratulations to the President on his re-inauguration!
They beamed in some servicemen! Yeah!
Where is BWD?? haven’t seen her lately.
She is on twitter.
Oh..Ok I can’t get on twitter…yet…Thanks Betsy:-)
Twitter is real slow and kinda broken.
We’re is Michelle???
I watched the video of VP Biden as he was walking the parade route with Dr. Jill. Now I need to spend some time surfing the internet to find a naughty map, size extra-extra large! Whew! The man just does “something” to me.
Damn I’m at the water works again. Am really broken down as the Prez speaks to the troops.
The servicemen in Kandahar was so respectful to their Commander in Chief – loved that.
POTUS called them “our” comrades in arms. He’s with them, as they serve their country. Here comes FLOTUS! Take a deep breath, Yardarm!
I was on the floor ’til FLOTUS showed up. Now to listen to the talking heads critique her dress.
Eff the talking heads, eh? Her dress, I think, showed us how comfortable she is being just who she is. I think it showed us “Hey, look, American girls and women – I’m just like you!” It was wonderful. Loved it.
She had 12=15 desingers to choose from. Neither knows which dress she will wear tonight. They’ll see it when she shows up. Whoever she chooses will become an overnight sensation. I hope it’s a young up to now unknown designer.
Is twitter down. I can’t get on.
PBO is a very good military president.
Here she comes.
Here she comes!!!!
Here She Comes………FLOTUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The date is so beautiful
Say yes to the dress!!
I’m so in love with you!
She looks stunning! It’s a red gown.
Oh My GODDDDD……..
Nice! Michelle looks fabulous! And Jennifer Hudson!
Oh, oh here she comes………..HOT, HOT, HOT!
Her dress is red!!
Hah! “Let’s Stay Together”!!!!
JHud is singing Let’s Stay Together!!!!!!
My favorite color! It looks good on our Miche. Well, everything does.
Oh boy – it could be a movie – only it’s real
Happy Obama Day down under, 99!
Thank you LL – and look at that service woman – she is in raptures with her dancing partner
LOLOL!!! They’re both singing!
Pres. Obama is singing Let’s Stay Together to FLOTUS. Awwww.
Aw shit, they’re signing to each other while dancing. GET A ROOM ALREADY! hehehehe
Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee that dresssssss……….and her hairrrrrr…….FLOTUSSSSSS is kicking it
Okay, I can die and go to heaven RIGHT THIS SECOND!!!!
are you guys watching this? PBO is singing to Michelle. It’s so sweet
They’re dancing…why am I crying????
Me too! Lots of tears!!!
I’m a mess
She’s singing that song!!
OMG this is amazing….beautiful and such a great song….incredible!
Gorgeous. Both of them!
Speechless!!! Let’s Stay Together
Flipped the hair up on the ends. Nice touch! GO FLOTUS!!!!!
There is our beautiful First Lady
This is perfect! Perfect lady in a perfect dress. The perfect song and the perfect love.
YEOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW….ohhh myyy gooodnessssss
Both of them – head-to-toe perfection! Even the song’s perfect!
Awesome! Both of them!
Really, what the hell did Tweety want PBO to do? Dance the Dougie?
Fuck Matthews – he’s jealous because he doesn’t have what this President and First Lady have.
well said hopefruit
ONG. Dies.— BWD (@theonlyadult) January 22, 2013
For the person who asked about BWD…here’s what she’s been up to -on Twitter…
Ok, I’m getting really pissed that *I* can’t tweet. I have genius tweets waiting!
Twitter has been terrible all day!
If twitter wasn’t broke before it sure is now!!
that lack of enthusiasm – it broke the twitter
Yeah for real.
OMG: tangerine or coral … .whatever, shimmery, simple, elegant, low=cut back : perfect for the new hairdo! She’s gorgeous!
I see a couple people in the military who will never forget this night!
I love them!, awesome
Can you imagine the thrill for those two service members!!!!!
I’m back to being a puddle! Watching this dance moment……….I need a bigger towel!!
that was lovely. Now everybody can dance?
Jason again! Wow!
Jason Wu again!!
OMG!!!!! FLOTUS dress is Beautifulllllllllllllllll!!!!
First Lady Michelle Obama looks stunning! Just freaking amazing!!!!
I wish it were Al Green singing instead of Jennifer Hudson.
Oh those two military people are so nervous
And POTUS & FLOTUS are leaving!
Loving that they dance with troops too. They are so wonderful! I’m trembling with excitement. This is AWESOME!!!
My brother forgot where he was. Did you see him put his hand on her butt?
Yes, I did!! He’s feeling relaxed and comfortable.
Dang, I miss all the juicy moments. Video please Chips!!!
Look at that Obama, clapping at the soldiers, just like Kim Jong Un does. I told you he was a socialist North Korean Kenyan Manuchurian candidate!
So wrong, but so funny!!!
Our First Lady is Fierce!
I love red. It symbolizes power, presence and fight.
That dress is stunning.
There were like a bazillion posts on this site when she showed up. LOL Obots, the whole lot of ya!
The CNN pundits are ridiculous.
Who’s dress is that? I’m guessing Rachel Roy or Naeem Kham, maybe.
And CSPAN is opening up the phone lines. This is where I check out.
Rachel just told us that the designer is Jason Wu……again.
Alina Cho on CNN says the FL’s gown is Jason Woo.
Ahhh. She loves him and obviously his designs love her!
blah – cspan is about to “open the phonelines” – how to spoil a good thing – I might have to watch msnbc cause most of the others don’t let the outside world in.
Then again I could do my chores – hahahahahaha
OMG, that was the SWEETEST thing. FLOTUS is STELLAR. WOW.
Oh that was so wonderful, POTUS looks smashing.. FLOTUS looks stunning.. and that dance was so great
I missed most of our V. P.’s speech and totally missed Dr. Jill in her dress. Picture, please?
4 years later Jason Woo……………Does it again….Beautiful dress!
Jason Wu again!
Jason Wu again?!?! OMG….She has solidified his place in history for life. He will now have two dresses at the First Ladies collection at the museum in D.C.
Anderson Cooper says FL has about 13/14 Jason Wu dresses. Nice.
He must be on the floor.
It’s a beautiful dress.
Are you sure?
And the old school designers who complain because they think that she should give them a chance are going to be all over the media having a cow. Too bad for them. I have not forgiven Oscar de la Renta for what he said years ago.
They are saying the gown is by Jason Wu. I can only say I’m surprised she didn’t pick someone new. But the dress is beautiful.
Which is probably why she chose it – she looks quite divine
just letting the tears flow, watching them dance and sing ‘let’s stay together’–what a beautiful moment!
Again she picks a Jason Wu design for the inaugural.
My husband and friend are home so we are listening to the whole morning event. It is so powerful listening to it all again.
There was one who was not mentioned today. http://t.co/oJneGrRS— Nelson (@Yardarm756) January 22, 2013
I knew it! MUSLIMMM!!!!
And your point my dear?
RT @NBCNews: FLOTUS wearing custom Jason Wu ruby colored chiffon and velvet gown; shoes by Jimmy Choo; ring by Kimberly McDonald— Elizabeth Holmes (@EHolmesWSJ) January 22, 2013
Wow, I got so caught up in the look, I didn’t notice the shoes or the ring. Hope there’s a closeup.
Loved the color of Michelle’s dress. An orange red or a red orange? Elegant and flowing.
Michelle’s shoulders are beautiful. So toned and luminous. Can you say cocoa butter?
After watching that dance at that moment, there can’t be dry eyes (or drawers) in the house. But that’s jmpo.
I really like the dress but I would like to see it in a Pete Souza pic.
The song ‘Carry On’ playing in the background is from one of my new favorite groups FUN.
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