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Today in Inaugural News: Snubs, Last-Minute Cancellations, and a Whole Lot of Trash

The parties are over, and the last details about how everything played out are just coming in. Here's a look at the news this morning:

  • Producers for Dionne Warwick's American Music Ball scheduled for last night called off the celebration with just a day's notice. They expected upwards 6,000 guests but reportedly sold only a few hundred tickets. [Washingtonian]
  • As of this morning, it appears there were no inauguration-related arrests in Washington. [Washington Post]
  • Nearly two million people produce quite a bit of trash. [Wonkette]
  • Despite the extension of bar hours from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m., many bars started closing up by 3:00 a.m. [GOG Blog]
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  • Security delays and overbooking denied more than 4,000 ticket-holders access to the mall for yesterday's swearing-in ceremony. [Washington Post]
  • Revelers in Washington and elsewhere have seen a variety of Obama-themed desserts. [Guest of a Guest]
  • Many ballgoers opted for the convenience of the Metro. Trains were full of commuters in tuxedos and gowns. [NYT]
  • Attendees at the Youth Ball went predicitbly nuts for Kanye West. [Politico]
  • The Washington elite are already hounding Social Secretary Desirée Rogers for invites to the Obama White House. [DC Examiner]


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