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No Jumbotrons on Parade Route

jumbotron spotsContrary to information provided by D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty this morning, official sources tell us the Presidential Inaugural Committee has decided not to place Jumbotrons along the parade route on Pennsylvania Ave. NW. The idea to wheel several of the big screens onto the street has proved too difficult logistically because of the large crowds, the sources said.

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By David A Nakamura  |  January 13, 2009; 3:17 PM ET  | Category:  Crowds , Parade , Swearing-in Ceremony
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Any way to let the PIC folks know that this is a really bad decision? You would think they'd want to discourage people from rushing back and forth between the sites by putting screens on the parade route if at all possible.

Posted by: DuderinoDave | January 13, 2009 4:06 PM | Report abuse

I agree with DuderinoDave. I would feel a lot better about getting onto the parade route and staying put if I knew that I'd be able to follow the swearing in ceremony as well.

Posted by: oceanchild | January 13, 2009 4:23 PM | Report abuse

The calendar is currently incorrectly listing the Concert on Saturday.

Posted by: erin81 | January 13, 2009 4:37 PM | Report abuse

Oh no, the PIC desperately needs to reconsider this. They really should add some stationary jumbotrons at certain key spots on Pennsylvania Avenue that won't disturb the marchers in the parade or the spectators and no one will be forced to move between the swearing in and parade, creating more havoc. I really hope this is one instance where your sources are wrong!!

Posted by: ncash | January 13, 2009 7:27 PM | Report abuse

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