The front steps of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. may have just been the hottest spot to be Monday (Jan. 21), as President Barack Obama was sworn into office for a second term. The commander-in-chief of the United States drew thousands of supporters as they witnessed the public swearing-in, inaugural speech and all of the day's events. In celebration of Obama, celebrities also flocked to the nation's capital in support, making the event quite a star-studded affair.
As part of the inauguration festivities, Beyonce belted out the national anthem (as husband Jay-Z looked on) and James Taylor and Kelly Clarkson each gave their own patriotic performance. Kelly even shared a photo on her Twitter account of the momentous occasion:
Maybe the coolest photo I've ever been in ....ever :) twitter.com/kelly_clarkson...-- Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) January 21, 2013
Big inauguration, tiny Aretha hat. twitpic.com/bx3k4a-- Katy Perry (@katyperry) January 21, 2013
Other stars present also took to Twitter to share the experience of the day. Check them out:
Fairly sure my personal security is adequate in DC today.... twitter.com/piersmorgan/st...-- Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 21, 2013
And last but not least...
"Our journey is not complete." --President Obama twitter.com/BarackObama/st...-- Barack Obama (@BarackObama) January 21, 2013
In case you missed it, you can watch President Obama's entire inaugural speech: