The crowd was a little wary when Sen. Dianne Feinstein introduced him, and there was the now-traditional titter when everyone (already standing out on the Mall) was asked to stand - but his invocation was met with solemn prayer, finishing with a rendition of the Lord's Prayer that some, at least, prayed along with.
He seemed to rattle off the words as fast as Justice John Paul Stevens.fed them to him, so that in a blink of an eye America had a new Vice President and it was time for a panoply of classical music greats (including Yo-Yo Ma) to start the next musical number.
Monologues, musical numbers, rapid-fire dialogue - you'd think this was Broadway.
It turns out President Obama knows his lines better than the Chief Justice, who flubbed a few while administering the oath. But oath duly administered, John Roberts congratulated the president and we launched into the big musical number finale - that's right, "Hail to the Chief".
To read President Obama's address, click here.
To look at a Lego-version of the Inaugural, click here.
What does President Obama's new limo look like? Go here.