I'll admit, I got caught up in Obama-mania. I was not a strong supporter of President-Elect Barack Obama, but I did end up voting for him. Politics aside, everyone should be ecstatic about such a historical event, the first minority president elected in the history of the United States.
I considered going out to some of the "public" events, like the concert at the Lincoln Memorial on Sunday, or fight the crowds on the National Mall or Pennsylvania Avenue to see the swearing-in ceremony or the parade. Those however prove to be logistical nightmares and time-consuming endeavors. So I decided to attend the Asia Society's Presidential Inauguration Reception.