The Inaugural Ball Was Just Like Prom

Ball gowns and cheesy photo ops.

1. Everyone showed up to celebrate.

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Thousands of people swarmed the Washington Convention Center.

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3. The decorations committee went all out.

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4. Attendees grooved to musical acts.

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Alicia Keys was there.

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Brad Paisley performed too.

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8. There were snacks.

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9. And glitzy dresses.

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10. Photo op!

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

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