The inauguration of President Barack Obama's second term kicked off with a ceremony and a parade on Monday and was topped with two inaugural balls, the first of which was open to the general public and the second, the Commander-in-Chief Ball for military families, both held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. As many as many as 30,000 guests were expected at the main ball where the President and First Lady celebrated and danced while celebrity singers such as Alicia Keys and Stevie Wonder performed. Of course Twitter went crazy for the event. Check out the best tweets of the 2013 Inauguration Ball.
Just danced to "Let's Stay Together" with the love of my life and the President of the United States. I’m so proud of Barack. –mo
— FLOTUS (@FLOTUS) January 22, 2013
We'll start off with a tweet from the First Lady herself, Michelle Obama. Barack and Michelle shared a tender moment on the dance floor as Jennifer Hudson sang Al Green's Let's Stay Together. Check out this amazing snapshot:
Michelle Obama Wears Red Jason Wu Gown to Inaugural Ball: Today was a very historic day as we celebrate the life... bit.ly/UNJeBo
— CelebrityMadness™ (@Celebrity_Mad) January 22, 2013
Basically, Michelle Obama's dress was the most tweeted about topic of the ball. Michelle elegantly wore a red Jason Wu gown to the event. Michelle also wore a Jason Wu gown at her first inaugural ball in 2009, but wore white the first time around.
I wonder if Congress gets all loaded at the inaugural ball, make drunken promises with each other to start compromising and working together
— Colin Cyr (@colin_cyr) January 22, 2013
The night was surely filled with drunken debauchery. I can only imagine what some Congress members will be regretting in the morning as they fight off killer hangovers.
— Complex(@ComplexMag) January 22, 2013
Alicia Keys wowed many with a spin on her song Girl on Fire.
— Matea Gold (@mateagold) January 21, 2013
She's not kidding. Only Obama could turn Cheez-Its into fine dining.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 22, 2013
Incandescent lamps at the Inaugural Ball-- we're workin' on it... twitter.com/TheScienceGuy/…
— Bill Nye (@TheScienceGuy) January 22, 2013
Bill Nye, The Science Guy, was in attendance and all he could do was criticize the lighting. #scientistproblems
So long, inaugural ball. It was mostly lame. #inaugurationist
— Benjamin R. Freed (@brfreed) January 22, 2013
Last, but not least... this guy. Everyone had a great time except for him. For heaven's sake, someone buy this kid a drink!