Saturday, January 17, 2009

'The Obama Slide' debuts to enthusiastic participation; original work in dance, lyrics and music set for Music City USA Inaugural Ball

(Photos by Tim Chavez)

The lyrics were purposeful:

"Slide, Slide, Do The Slide,
Show the whole world your American Pride!

"Clap, clap, clap your hands,
For the first black president in the land!

Slide, Slide, Slide ...

And children in the crowd at the Nashville Broncs game last night at Municipal Auditorium adapted to the moves and music easily as the Lady Broncs cheerleaders led the motion and emotion for the original dance, music and lyrics written for the Music City USA Inaugural Ball Tuesday.

Broncs' games have a great family atmosphere where children are free to roam and play under the watch of security, having fun in various places around the playing floor. And it's just for $7 per person.

Cost per ticket for the Music City Ball is $100 per ticket. However, proceeds go to more than 20 local charities addressing needs in Nashville. In addition, $35 in food is provided besides music and dance -- including performances by Ricky and Sharon-White Skaggs and Dr. Bobby Jones, Gospel great and Kennedy Center inductee. Inaugural ball events in Washington will be telecast on the big screen.

A silent auction will be provided for a diversity of items from an Obama quilt to various professional services from chef cooking in your home, landscaping and professional writing and marketing for business, home, family or cause.

Forty-four members of the 101st Airborne at Ft. Campbell will be in attendance for attendees to express their appreciation for their service.

Poignantly, three Gold Star families from Tennessee -- fellow citizens who have lost their sons in the war on terror -- will be on hand to be honored and thanked. It is only by such sacrifice can there be a peaceful exchange of power in this nation.

To order tickets, call (615)569-3010. Or you can also call (615) 512-8209.

With Washington, D.C., expected to be overwhelmed with more than 4 million people, the non-partisan inaugural ball here could be a more rewarding experience. And more fun with "The Obama Slide".

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