I’m confused. I feel out of the loop.
I get that Obama is the first black president.
I get that he represents a new era in our history.
I get that he represents changes that a lot of people want to see.
I get that his use of social media and technology during his campaign implies some very cool things during his presidency.
But why is everyone going apes**t!?
Why did a whole bunch of people stand around in the freezing cold to listen to other people talk, and musicians with numb hands try to play?
Why are there iPhone applications devoted to this man and his inauguration?
I remember Bush’s inauguration as a bad day, because my family disagrees with his beliefs and policies. I don’t remember Clinton’s. And before that, I wasn’t paying attention to anything other than my skinned knees.
But I’ve asked around, and no other inauguration has been compared to Woodstock.
I really don’t get it. Do you?