I’d want to be there too. It’s not just any presidential inauguration. It is the inauguration of the President of the United States. More so, this isn’t just any other president, this is the Barack Obama who has made history with his big win over John McCain. It is the end of an era, and the beginning of one.
Apparently, the A-listers of Hollywood think and feel the same way so much so that they have paid astronomical amounts of money in order to get the best seats in the house. I honestly did not know that you can do this kind of thing! But here’s a story that says that the stars are willing to part with big bucks – and that they have, in fact, done so:
Top Hollywood stars, including Halle Berry, Sharon Stone, and Jamie Lee Curtis, have shelled out big bucks to watch US create a new chapter in history at Barack Obama’s presidential inauguration ceremony.
According to the contributors list released by the Obama Inaugural Committee, music executive Nicole Avant, New York movers and shakers Barbara Lee Diamondstein-Spielvogel and hubby Carl fell into the 300,000 dollars group, reports Fox News.
While the 50,000-dollar category included Hollywood names of Will Smith manager James Lassiter, director Ron Howard and Samuel L. Jackson, the 25,000-dollar group consisted of director Reginald Hudlin, Lionel Richie’s ex wife Brenda, and “Terminator” producer Gale Hurd.
All I can say is WOW. Would you pay $300,000 – or even $50,000 – to be present at the inauguration?
Originally posted on December 21, 2008 @ 1:11 am