Crowd at Lincoln Memorial

The only competition the artists had for my photographic eye yesterday was the crowd.

I am posting a series of photos today of the Inaugural Concert performed in front of the Lincoln Memorial on Sunday, the 18th.  I am not a concert goer so photographing performers is a new subject.  I have the advantage, though, of loving music and having a HD set in my living room that allows me to zoom up and down with my camera with no one obstructing my view!

Hey, maybe I could have been a rocker.


But, I enjoyed taking these shots and was glad I was alone so no one would be passing by the living room giving me worried looks as I appeared to be dancing while photographing the TV screen.

Photography for Shut-Ins.  I’m not kidding.  It’s my niche.

I hope you enjoy these but most of all I hope you heard the concert.

©Pat Coakley 2009


This is the eighth post in my series called “Driving to the Inaugural.”   I am driving from my computer with the assistance of memory and past images and television and internet. Triple A doesn’t have road service for this journey even though I have a premium membership.  Here are the others in the series:








8 comments on “Crowd at Lincoln Memorial”

  1. Hey, I was in that crowd! Of course, I was way back near the Washington Monument, though. Thank God for Jumbotrons. I was so glad I went down though. I saw the most ethnically and generationally mixed up crowd you ever saw singing along with James Taylor.

  2. Oh, I was looking for you, Al! I really was. So exciting! I think I feel the same goosebumps as you right there.

  3. The guy who designed that poster was on Colbert Report & he said he was fine with people using it as long as they did not make money from it. Your pics are making me feel like I am looking at real shots from there from a photographer who either had 1000mm + lens or insane security clearance.

  4. Oh, I was hoping you’d come and visit these photos! Since you are the real deal rocker girl photographer. Seriously, if I was in the crowds I don’t think i would have enjoyed my photo views as much as this. I am a shut-in with no regrets!

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