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Boing Boing pal Sean Bonner of Metroblogging and decades of internet troublemaking fame is in DC for the presidential inauguration, serving as our roving correspondent. He shot this impressionistic report of cool art, kitschy ephemera, and other wacky public displays of Obamamania. Included in this Boing Boing video episode: a peek inside Yosi Sergant's amazing Manifest Hope art show, including an amazing wire sculpture of Obama by Michael Murry. Also, a street installation in DC's Adams Morgan area, which invites passers-by to tell the president what they hope he'll do once he's sworn into office today.
Below, click to view some of Sean's phonecam snapshots from the inauguration-eve party at the Manifest Hope show. Oh also? Apparently Barack Obama is your new bicycle after all.
Below, another piece from the Manifest Hope Show. "The Hopeful Hearts Club," a Sergeant Peppers/Beatles inspired piece by Michael Cuffe.
(Special thanks to Q-Burns Abstract Message for graciously allowing us to use his music in these videos, including a remix of "Angel Soup" by Cold Hands, on Blunted Funk Records.)
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