Friday, January 23, 2009

Inaugural Ceremony-Arethra Franklin

Arethra Franklin singing at the Inaugural Ceremony.

11 comments:

  1. I love hats...and that was a hat! She carried it off beautifully. There isn't a moment about that day I'll soon forget.

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  2. la grande Aretha, et c'est rare vu qu'elle a peur de prendre l'avion.

    the great Aretha, and it is rare because it is afraid of flying.

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  3. Nice angle of this respected singer!

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  4. I enjoy Aretha Franklin's singing, enjoyed the hat, and am enjoying the discussions on TV and in private conversations about the hat.

    I remember as a child in the 1950's and early 60's that my parents had a bunch of hat boxes on the top shelf of one of the bedroom closets, and a small suitcase for carrying hats on trips. Hats like Aretha Franklin's cannot, after all, just be thrown in a suitcase.

    Nowadays, the most common hatwear is to see young men wearing baseball caps all the time, even when eating in restaurants, which is a pet peeve of mine. Aretha Franklin could certainly wear her hat into a restaurant and no one would expect her to take it off.

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  5. I loved listen to her!!! (The hat was not the important thing!) Poor lady with that cold weather!

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  6. I have a very similar photo as I did the whole coverage taking shots at my tv screen! :-)

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  7. Wow--great shot! Were you close or did you have a great telephoto lens?

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  8. Wow. Perfect framing and such a soft effect...just like the president's impact on this diverse country. You certainly have my r e s p e c t.

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  9. That was some hat and she looked magnificent, and as always sounded superb. Interestingly several Brit friends couldn't understand how come she was singing to the music of God Save the Queen. No idea which country had it first - 'we' consider it ours and doubtless Americans consider it belongs to them. Quite funny really.

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  10. I read an article in the paper yesterday about the shop in Detroit where Aretha Franklin got her hat. It has had a flood of orders for the hat. They are making a cheaper version of her hat for $185 for those who are making orders.

    Aretha has been getting her hats at the same shop for 20 years. The hat she wore at the inauguration was a creation that resulted from her recent visit to the shop, and she picked out a style of hat, but said that she wanted the bow from a different hat put on the hat that
    she picked out. They cutom made the new hat for her.

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  11. Beautifully done, Kate. I've heard some remarks about her hat but I thought she was a latter day Bessie Smith. I have friends who will wear a hat like that one. Gorgeous.

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