Monday, January 19, 2009

RAMA BAH KEITA's THOUGHTS ON OBAMA'S INAUGURAL CELEBRATION!

Our reporter-Mrs Keita, Rama BAH
The Happy and diverse crowd

Rama and her friends
Hey guys I so wish I could be in DC right now to live this moment ...anywhoo I asked my my lovely cousin Rama a proud DC resident to recount in her own words how she felt yesterday at the concert of inauguration..she shall be back some more after the historic day of tomorrow...
Thank you sinecou...it's so appreciated!!!

Yaye, it was crazy! I'm not sure if you are familiar with DC, but me and a group of friends walked from the GWU Metro and made our way down to the Lincoln Memorial along with Thousands and Thousands of people via 23rd ST to Constitution Ave. There was a sea of people from foreigners to Black, White, Asian, Latino, Middle Eastern, Gay and Lesbians, everyone was represented. People were standing on top of barricades, some climbed up on top of trees to get a better view of the giant screens.
People were patient, very very understanding and NICE! At one point, I wanted to climb up on top of a barricade and there was this white guy who had the same idea, the caveat ONLY ONE SPOT LEFT, not only did he told me to go ahead, he also helped me get on top and made sure I was fine!!!! A complete stranger! As for the feelings and emotions, it was def. a "WE ARE ONE" feeling! There was a combination of feelings and emotions channeled towards the main man OBAMA: Adoration, Inspiration, Trust, Happiness, and Accomplishment. Most definitely a sense of togetherness! So so sweet!
From time to time, cameras focused on the Presidential Box, where the Obama and Biden families were seated, the crowd went ballistic! There were chants of OBAMA OBAMA at every corner. The crowd joined singers in singing songs like One Love by Sheryl Crow and Will.I.AM, America the Beautiful sang by Ms. B., U2 was awesome! Usher, Shakira and Stevie Wonder were great too!!Sincerely, UNITY is the word, America is finally coming together!
I was very blessed to be there, you know, usually I'm not into crowds thing. This time, it was different, people came from around the country and other continents to attend this historical event taking place in my backyard, and I would have deeply not attending this event for the rest of my life. Twenty, thirty years from now, I will tell my grandkids that I was there!!!!I was lucky to score 2 tickets to the Swearing-in Ceremony at the Capitol, I'm so excited can't wait for Tuesday, will keep you posted. I'm planning on getting there at 7 am!
Rama Bah Keita

6 comments:

Fafa said...

OH I CAN'T WAIT!

Anonymous said...

Salut Rama c est MAssan you look great !!!!!!!!! and your writing was very inspirational .kisses

hijabee said...

I was there too! It was incredible. Long time Yaye, hope you're okay :)

Mazuba said...

I was there and it was great .The speech was honest and amazing.

Absolutely Awesome Things (AAT) said...

Awesome blog!Keep it up

Yasmeen said...

Certainly was a day to remember:)