January 18th 2009, two days to go before the big day. The city is now a fortress, streets are closing, humvees on every other street corner, air force planes and choppers are hovering at regular intervals. Security forces are everywhere – cars, motorcycles, horses, segways, bikes, on foot and in the sky.
Today, the stars descended at the National Mall for HBO’s Concert of one – Beyonce, Denzel Washington, Samuel Jackson, Tiger Woods, Tom Hanks, Shakira, Bruce Springsten, U2, Garth Brooks, Steve Carrell, Jamie Foxx, Laura Linney, Kal Penn, George Lopez, Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Sheryl Crow and many many more. There was a sea of hon the grounds and electricity in the air. The President Elect with his family and the VP Elect with his family were present at this celebration. It was a great day to be at the National Mall.
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The Concert of One