This video is what I experienced around me during the inaugural oath of office on the mall in Washington DC. We arrived at this site on the mall around 5:30am. It was very cold (around 20 degrees) and all I had was some handwarmers in my gloves, cap, scarf, thermo undies, layered clothing and my trusty down jacket. Some very nice ladies who laid their blankets next to where I sat on the cold ground allowed me to huddle with them and share the blankets they had along with their warm personalities. For the next 5 hours we passed the time away exercising, singing, dancing and just being supportive. (Thank you all).
I was fortunate to meet a great group of people around me who made this experience all the better as we supported each other during the cold frigid morning and through a momentous occassion. I also met folks from all over the country and some also from areas near me (Redondo Beach and Hermosa Beach).
Please also see my Flickr Set of Inauguration for more photos and unedited video.