Inauguration: Swag Or Drag?

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

1. Swag: Obama T-shirt under a fur coat

2. Swag: Little girls wearing animal hats

3. Drag: Adult men wearing animal hats

4. Drag: Everything about this look

5. Swag: Purple fur swag

6. Swag: Beret swag

7. Swag: Faux fur infinity scarf

8. Drag: Taking up too much personal space

9. Swag: Floppy brim hats

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

11. Drag: Unabomber

12. Swag: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle unabomber

13. Swag: Lounging in the grass

14. Drag: Lounging on the plastic groundscover

15. Swag: Peacoats

16. Drag: No coats. It was 35 degrees out!

17. Swag: Jumpsuits with sunglasses

18. Drag: Grown man with a Cookie Monster backpack

19. Drag: RealTree camo

20. Swag: Actually blending into trees

21. Drag: Crocodile Dundee swagfail

22. Drag: Taking pictures with your iPad

23. Swag: Cute pixie haircuts with white puffer coats

24. Drag: Letting your fur coat get dirty

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

Everything about this, actually.

26. Swag: Patriotic jackets

27. (The back of the jacket)

28. Drag: Monster energy drink gear


29. Swag: Finding a place to sit

30. Drag: Passing out

31. Drag: This attention hog in his weird outfit

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

32. Swag: This woman dripping with swag

33. Swag: Repping your home state

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

35. Drag: Pendelton jackets (so 2011)

36. Drag: These monstrosities

37. Drag: Holy heck THESE

38. Swag: Wearing your hair to one side

39. Swag: Matching outfts with your bestie

40. Drag: This Uncle Sam rave hat

41. Swag: Obama beanies

42. Swag: Cool homemade sign made in advance

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

44. Swag: Fur coat with an Obama beanie

45. Swag: Matching fur coats

46. Swag: Floor length white fur coat with an Obama scarf

47. Drag: Faux fur jackets

48. Drag: Boring horses

49. Swag: Horses with glitter toe nail polish

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

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

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Katie Notopoulos is a senior editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Notopoulos writes about the intersection of tech and web culture.
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