WASHINGTON – For those watching the ceremonial swearing-in of President Barack Obama Monday via video monitor near the Washington Monument, the experience was not so pleasant.
As audio of the speech faded in and out during the president’s remarks, people started to file out with scrunched faces from the noise.
Some people who traveled a long way to see the ceremony were visibly angry. Others said while it didn’t ruin their experience, it certainly put a damper on the occasion.
Some people found a way to work around the audio problems, though.
How frustrating. #WTOP learning that the jumbotron is having audio issues at Ellipse. Large crowd relies on hearing ceremony thru jumbotron
— Darci Marchese (@DMarcheseWTOP) January 21, 2013
@wtop thanks, your phone number let me listen to at least a little bit of speech
— Rich (@Radam_A) January 21, 2013
— Alicia Lozano (@aliciavlozano) January 21, 2013
Hear the marred audio below:
WTOP’s Thomas Warren contributed to this report. Follow @WTOP on Twitter.
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