Biden and Harris get a star-studded and joyful inauguration

 Biden and Harris get a star-studded and joyful inauguration
TOPSHOT - US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris  is sworn in as the 49th US Vice President by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on January 20, 2021, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. - During today's inauguration ceremony Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / POOL / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Joe Biden (L), flanked by incoming US First Lady Jill Biden (2nd R) is sworn in as the 46th US President by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on January 20, 2021, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / POOL / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

While the outgoing guy skipped the proceedings, there was a lot of presidential authority on hand (but I’m not bothering with a picture of Dan Quayle). We don’t usually do vertical images, but Michelle Obama deserves it:

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Former U.S. President Barack Obama and wife Michelle Obama arrive for the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. During today's inauguration ceremony Biden becomes the 46th President of the United States. (Photo by Jonathan Ernst-Pool/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Former U.S. President Bill Clinton arrives with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC.  During today's inauguration ceremony Joe Biden becomes the 46th president of the United States. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez ably filled the Inauguration Diva role and brought the star power Donald Trump always wished he could draw. And when Lady Gaga gestured at the flag of the recently attacked Capitol as she sang “and the flag was still there,” it gave incredible resonance to the usually stale anthem.

Lady Gaga performs during the 59th Presidential Inauguration on January 20, 2021 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Greg Nash / POOL / AFP) (Photo by GREG NASH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Jennifer Lopez performs during the 59th Presidential Inauguration on January 20, 2021, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY / POOL / AFP) (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Poet Amanda Gorman was a sensation:

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman speaks at the inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC.  During today's inauguration ceremony Joe Biden becomes the 46th president of the United States. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Garth Brooks repeated his 2009 inauguration feat of winning over some people who really did not think they would enjoy Garth Brooks.

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Garth Brooks performs at the inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC.  During today's inauguration ceremony Joe Biden becomes the 46th president of the United States. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

In a show of unity, the Obamas, Bushes, and Clintons joined Biden and Harris for a wreath-laying at Arlington National Cemetery:

ARLINGTON, VA - JANUARY 20: U.S. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris attend a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier after the 59th Presidential Inauguration ceremony at the U.S. Capitol, as Former U.S. President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, and former U.S. President George W. Bush and Laura Bush, and former U.S. President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton look on,  January 20, 2021  in Arlington, Virginia. During today's inauguration ceremony Joe Biden becomes the 46th president of the United States.   (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

And there was just a whole lot of joy on display:

US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris waves as she leaves after the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th US President, on the West Front of the US Capitol in Washington, DC on January 20, 2021. (Photo by JONATHAN ERNST / POOL / AFP) (Photo by JONATHAN ERNST/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
US President Joe Biden speaks with former US President Barack Obama during his inauguration as the 46th US President on January 20, 2021, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY / AFP) (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, left, is greeted by former President Barack Obama, center, and Michelle Obama, left, as they arrive at the 59th Presidential Inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. During today's inauguration ceremony Joe Biden becomes the 46th president of the United States. (Photo by Susan Walsh - Pool/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - US President Joe Biden(R) is comforted by his son Hunter Biden and First Lady Jill Biden after being sworn in during the 59th presidential inauguration in Washington, DC on the West Front of the US Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. - During today's inauguration ceremony Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch / POOL / AFP) (Photo by KEVIN DIETSCH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - JANUARY 20: In this screengrab, The United States Army Band is seen during the Virtual Parade Across America on January 20, 2021.  Following the presidential inauguration of Joe Biden, the Virtual Parade Across America features celebrities and performances from across the country. (Photo by Handout/Biden Inaugural Committee via Getty Images )

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