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Post-inauguration celebrations in Fort Collins

January 20, 2009

On Jan. 20, Barack Obama will be sworn in as the 44th president of the United States. The Presidential Inaugural Committee's website,, provides a behind the scenes look and a text messaging program for both people attending the event, as well as people at home.

Barack ObamaKrystle Martin, a senior business major and president of the business fraternity Alpha Kappa Psi, is looking forward to the event.  

“This inauguration signifies change. Every four years we go through this but at the same time it’s invigorating and uplifting that we have something to look forward to and we’re going to be redefining our nation in the next four years.”

Inauguration Day @ the 'Skeller

Even if you can't join the million-plus people planning to be in Washington, D.C. for Barack Obama's inauguration today, you can watch it on TV at the Ramskeller.

ASAP presents an inauguration-watching party on Tuesday, Jan. 20, starting at 9:30 a.m. Free bagels and coffee.

Neighborhood Ball

The president will be hosting the first-ever Neighborhood Ball attended by the nation. On the Presidential Inauguration Committee website, you can find Neighborhood Balls being hosted in your area, or sign up to host one yourself.

Also, check out the video message from President-elect Obama, inviting your participation and involvement.

You can be part of history

The party will be broadcast on ABC and through technology, linked to the different parties from across the nation.

Fort Collins has two locations listed so far, a potluck at Avogadro’s Number and a party with live jazz music at the Drake Center. KRFC-FM is also hosting an on-air party where listeners can call in.

Televised special performances

You can tune into ABC at 6 p.m. MST to watch the celebration and see performances by artists such as Beyonce, Faith Hill, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder, and more.

Find a ball, host a ball, sign up for text messages or watch a video from Obama on the PIC website.

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