Inauguration | High anticipation turns to high frustration for some during Tuesday's festivities, leading one to call it "insane but awesome"
by Edward Lee Pitts
Posted 1/20/09, 12:00 am
WASHINGTON-An Inauguration Day that began with high expectations was interrupted with frustration for thousands of ticket holders who had descended into the nation's capital from all over America only to be prevented for hours from entering the ceremony.
With inauguration officials using a color-coded ticket system for the series of entranceways leading to the west front of the U.S. Capitol building, those with purple-colored tickets said they were given the unlucky color.