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Inauguration: Swag Or Drag?

Was the crowd at Obama's inauguration fab or drab?

Posted on January 21, 2013, at 2:43 p.m. ET

Swag: Obama T-shirt under a fur coat

Swag: Little girls wearing animal hats

Drag: Adult men wearing animal hats

Drag: Everything about this look

Swag: Purple fur swag

Swag: Beret swag

Swag: Faux fur infinity scarf

Drag: Taking up too much personal space

Swag: Floppy brim hats

Drag: Waiting on line for the port-o-potty

Drag: Unabomber

Swag: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle unabomber

Swag: Lounging in the grass

Drag: Lounging on the plastic groundscover

Swag: Peacoats

Drag: No coats. It was 35 degrees out!

Swag: Jumpsuits with sunglasses

Drag: Grown man with a Cookie Monster backpack

Drag: RealTree camo

Swag: Actually blending into trees

Drag: Crocodile Dundee swagfail

Drag: Taking pictures with your iPad

Swag: Cute pixie haircuts with white puffer coats

Drag: Letting your fur coat get dirty

Drag: Taking your shoes off and writing in your dream journal

Everything about this, actually.

Swag: Patriotic jackets

(The back of the jacket)

Drag: Monster energy drink gear


Swag: Finding a place to sit

Drag: Passing out

Drag: This attention hog in his weird outfit

There were about 5 people taking photos of him at all times.

Swag: This woman dripping with swag

Swag: Repping your home state

Drag: Pashmina scarf wrapped around your waist? I don't even understand this.

Drag: Pendelton jackets (so 2011)

Drag: These monstrosities

Drag: Holy heck THESE

Swag: Wearing your hair to one side

Swag: Matching outfts with your bestie

Drag: This Uncle Sam rave hat

Swag: Obama beanies

Swag: Cool homemade sign made in advance

Drag: Sign you clearly just made that morning with a box and pen

Swag: Fur coat with an Obama beanie

Swag: Matching fur coats

Swag: Floor length white fur coat with an Obama scarf

Drag: Faux fur jackets

Drag: Boring horses

Swag: Horses with glitter toe nail polish

Drag: Getting your BMW towed. Obey those parking rules, guys!

Swag: Making this face when a stranger randomly snaps your photo

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