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  •  I'm glad you were able to get in (8+ / 0-)

    I had a blue ticket, and like thousands of other blue ticket holders, stood in line for over 4 hours just to watch the gates shut when we were only about 30 yard away.  It sounds the purple line was remarkably similar - we got sucked into a dead end bottleneck for two hours that was completely unnecessary and went nowhere.  Having missed most of the ceremony, we were able to run to another gate on the mall where we were able to find a spot in front of the speakers to hear the speech.  Despite the disappointment in not getting to stand on the lawn and missing everything before the speech, it was still an overwhelming positive experience.

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