The night before the Inauguration, we flew to DC to play a Kids Inaugural concert presented by Michelle Obama. She was in the front row with her kids, enjoying Miley, The Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovado, Corbin Bleu (my favorite chicken dish) and Lil' Bow Wow, who I was notified is no longer lil'. He still looks lil', however, so it is quite confusing.
We began with soundcheck, as always. Here's a slice of how slow and uneventful those things are:
Despite the Big Nothing happening in that video, you can still hear how sweet Billy Ray is, as he makes small talk with a crew member.
Then Clay (our playback guy and my dear friend) and I decided to hit the streets and see the hoopla!
Mainly, the hoopla consisted of icy cold air, tons of people (half of whom were selling Barack-related merchandise to the other half), and many many cops.
And then we made history all over the place. Miley even brought a tear to us hardened band members when she sang "The Climb."