These Are Our Favorite Local Inauguration Bernie Memes Featuring Metro, the Phillips Collection and the 9:30 Club.
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These Are Our Favorite Local Inauguration Bernie Memes

If the senator wants to chat with a D.C. celebrity, he knows who to call. Courtesy of The Kojo Nnamdi Show/WAMU hide caption

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Wednesday's inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris was a rare moment for D.C. style, from Michelle Obama's belt to Michelle Obama's hair. But amid the sea of masks and suits, who's that in attendance, looking like he's waiting in line at the DMV?

In fact, Sanders appeared to be the only politico in attendance properly dressed for the 28 mph winds and light snow flurries that fell on the ceremony (ok, except for maybe Janet Yellen). His cozy mittens, according to Buzzfeed reporter Ruby Cramer, were a gift from his Vermont constituent Jen Ellis, a teacher who made them from old wool sweaters and recycled water bottles.

The inauguration itself being, well ... pretty boring, the internet far and wide had plenty of time to turn this scene into a meme.

Naturally, our own local Phillips Collection took the opportunity to point out their famous artworks:

While radio station DC 101 reminded us it's been too long since we saw a show at the 9:30 Club.

Speaking of music, did we all know Minor Threat had another famous member?

Next on Bernie's to-do list: park in line for D.C.'s most popular bagels.

Or one of its most sought-after dinner reservations:

With the ceremony over, how do we think Bernie got home? Perhaps by Capital Bikeshare?

Or Metro?

And of course, the requisite statehood reminder:

And if Senator Sanders wants to chat with a D.C. celebrity, he knows who to call.

This story is from DCist.com, the local news website of WAMU.

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