Inauguration day is right around the corner and we want our readers to be prepared. Sure you can get official information from the DC Presidential Inauguration website, but that’s geared towards tourists and outsiders; and besides, where’s the fun in an official guide? What do PQ residents need to consider besides street closures? Well, the following might just save your holiday:
- Tip One – if your political party lost, make it a long weekend away from DC. Although judging by the fact that Obama brought in over 90% of the votes in DC (folks, third world dictators would be embarrassed by those kinds of numbers) there won’t be many of you leaving.
- Tip Two – if your political party won, throw a viewing party. You’ll thank us when you’re not stuck in the purple tunnel of doom (yeah, yeah, it’s closed this year… artistic license).
- Tip Three – get your guest list to your front desk concierge ahead of time (assuming you are listening to us about tip two), we recommend an open note to the concierge, something like “my friends will be those carrying booze.”
- Tip Four – make a list and check it a dozen times. There won’t be any last minute trips to the store for the onion you forgot for your inaugural guacamole.
- Tip Five – be a good neighbor and invite some of your building neighbors to your party. You never know, they might be able to supply that onion your forgot (see tip four).
- Tip Six– plan to keep it indoors. The last thing you want is the Secret Service mistaking your rooftop yard-of-ale for a firearm.
- Tip Seven – not a drinker? Then this is the tip for you! Take a drink every time President Obama mentions Penn Quarter in his inaugural address.