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The Inaugural Ball Was Just Like Prom

Ball gowns and cheesy photo ops.

1. Everyone showed up to celebrate.

Thousands of people swarmed the Washington Convention Center.

3. The decorations committee went all out.

4. Attendees grooved to musical acts.

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Alicia Keys was there.

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Brad Paisley performed too.

8. There were snacks.

9. And glitzy dresses.

10. Photo op!

11. The best part: the prom king and queen.

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