Everywhere Staci Foresee went Tuesday, she had to wait. "To get to the Metro, to get to the bathroom, to get to your section — everything is a ridiculously long line,” she said. But the long lines were worth the wait, the aide to first lady Kim Henry said, for the chance to see Barack Obama sworn in as the 44th president of the United States. The throngs of people didn’t deter Ben Davis, an intern with the Oklahoma City Planning Department. He made the trip with family and friends. Because of the big crowds, some people were confused about where to go to see the ceremony. But everyone stayed in high spirits, he said. Adam Kronenberger, 18, is a senior at Edmond Memorial High School. He attended the inauguration with the Congressional Youth Leadership Council. "It’s something you’re really only going to see once in a lifetime,” he said. "And I got the chance to, so why not?"
Eyewitnesses to historyThe Oklahoman’s Chris Casteel was on hand for the inauguration. Here are a couple of his pictures: