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Subject: WH pool report #17 Obama thanked the entertainers, including the band "The Source"; the U.S. Navy Sea Chanters, who performed a beautiful rendition of the national anthem and other classics, and Stevie Wonder, who pool sadly did not get a chance to see in person. The gala was attended by hundreds of supporters — "benefactors" — although the inaugural committee declined to issue a crowd estimate. The diverse crowd included men in suits and women in dresses — it was not black tie — enjoying drinks, mingling, taking pictures of each other and all around appearing to have an excellent time as they waited for the president. Pool had an excellent view of the crowd and the president after we were let out of the dingy waiting room. Sadly, no details available on the designer of FLOTUS's dress. - Steven T. Dennis CQ Roll Call