Close, but no cigar: An overhead view of Purple Gate


I thought it would be helpful to post this overhead view (original image via PopSci) of the 2009 Inauguration for all of the (lucky) people who were not part of Purple Gate so that you could get an idea of both how close we were (and yet unable to see or hear anything) and to illustrate how many thousands of people were denied access (keeping in mind this is focusing on purple ticket holders only – thousands of blue and silver ticket holders were also prevented from attending).

For the record, the entire purple oval is filled with people…