Inaugural Balls You Weren't Invited To

A new president usually calls for plenty of celebration. And despite all the economic doom and gloom, this year’s inauguration bashes are promised to be some of the biggest and best yet.

However, inaugural balls don’t always go smoothly (who knew coat check could turn into a war zone?), nor are they cheap ($2 for water?). Nonetheless, they’re a time for hopeful celebration and to check out the new family living at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Here are some glimpses at some of the most memorable Inaugural balls of the past century.


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