Tears as I saw the building, the decorum, the 400,000 flags billowing as a statement of remembrance of lives lost to Covid, and the realization that the country will survive. I can finally feel true hope.
My takeaways for performances: Lady Gaga as she sang, so moving, true to herself, but I was disappointed to see JLo was invited. She disgraced herself, imo. The poet laureate was moving and spectacular. Introduction by Kobluchar outstanding.