Up to 2 million people are expected to descend on Washington DC on Tuesday to witness the transition to a new America under Barack Obama.
Among them will be actors, musicians, talkshow hosts, chefs and other celebrities who would not normally be seen outside the more trendy Malibu or Manhattan.
Obama’s charisma has attracted stars including;
the Beastie Boys,
…………to name just some who have confirmed attendance on Tuesday.
The five days leading up to the event will see more than a thousand concerts, balls, dinners, receptions and parties taking place in teh DC area.
The official party begins today with Obama’s train ride from Philadelphia to Washington and ends on Wednesday when he and his family join in a prayer service at the National Cathedral.