Skip to comments.Only THREE weeks left! Get your W2 Inaugural Ball tickets NOW before it's too late!!
Posted on 12/28/2004 1:52:58 PM PST by Jim Robinson
You won't want to miss this one! Be there in person to witness and celebrate President Bush's second inauguration. Join the DC Chapter of Free Republic to counter the communist led INTERNATIONAL ANSWER and other anti-American groups at their planned protests! Defend our flag and our constitutional rights along the parade route! Celebrate with the FReepers at the pre-inaugural dinner on Wednesday night! Dance the night away at the Free Republic W2 Inaugural Ball!!
We've extended the early registration deadline to December 31st. Only THREE DAYS left to order your tickets at the initial $175 price. Get them now before the price goes up!
Click here to get your W2 Ball tickets while they're HOT!
Darlie & I can't wait!
FYI, I checked with my Congressman's (John Porter) office today re: Inaugeral tickets.
Apparently, the Inaugural Committee has not yet released tickets.
Time to get your ticket orders in. Only three days left to get the early registration prices.
Hope to see you all at the Ball!!
Hate to miss THIS party! Give George and Laura our best, and tell them we missed them during our visit to the White House in April. We just love what they've done with the place!
tingle, tingle, tingle!
LOL! Ok, we'll miss you, but thanks for the bump!
Great! See you there!!
There are still a couple days left that we can accept ticket orders by mail-in check, but the checks must be received in Fresno soon. I'll be departing on the 5th. Amy and John will be leaving a week or so later. Checks must be received in Fresno no later than the 10th of January because there won't be anyone here to receive and process them.
If you've ordered tickets via the mail-in check option and have not yet mailed in your check, now is the time to do it.
Our mailing address is:
Free Republic, LLC
PO Box 9771
Fresno, CA 93794
Thank you all so much!
See you at the ball!!
I have to step back and let my ticket go to others.
Ok, see you next time. Thanks for the bump.
Will the President and our First Lady be there too?
I almost want to come too.
LOL. They're on our invitations list, but I don't think so. I think they have a heavy schedule that night to hit the "official" balls.
Ok, see you next time. Thanks for the bump.
God Bless you and Bump again!
Counting down to January 20 -- DC offices close for Inauguration Day because of the crowds of people coming to see the ceremony and take part in the parade.
See you at the Ball!
Still planning to come...3 of us...daughter to get the tickets!
It will be a pleasure to see you again!
Great! See you there!
You don't want to miss out next month!
That's why around 10 PM people from the other Balls started showing up at the FreeRepublic Save-The-Silverware Ball, let their hair down and loosened their ties and had a GRATE time!
Of course there were kids there then, and will be this time too. It is kind of like a family reunion if you like families!
The tin-foil hat crowd was there too...
For Kerry it will be "The Inaugural Bawl."
For Kerry it will be "The Inaugural Bawl."
Everyone, be on the lookout for more Ball updates as time draws closer to Inauguration Day, but hurry up and get you tickets ASAP! Other conservative groups are beginning to hear about our W2 Ball and you don't want to lose out on the chance to get tickets for yourselves.
The decision is an easy one...
Do I want to:
a) buy a ticket to an "Official" Ball, and spend the evening packed like a sardine in a massive venue with xx-thousand other people, waiting in interminably long CASH BAR lines to buy drinks for $8-10 a pop, and searching for a dish of pretzels or peanuts to snack on...
b) Buy an ALL-INCLUSIVE ticket to the Free Republic W2 Ball, where I can choose from a complete dinner and dessert menu (I'll post the delicious menu again, later), four and a half hour OPEN BAR, and dancing into the night to the rock 'n roll sounds provided by Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and the Capitol Offense band!
c) Stay home and miss celebrating the night with Freeper friends from across the country.
The Ballroom that Jim and the Ball organizing team have selected is big and beautiful, with plenty of room to dance the night away; the second ballroom - set up with tables for comfortable dining - is also beautiful and roomy enough for those of you who want to sit and rest and visit with long-distance friends; and the kids party room will be able to comfortably accomodate the young party-set. And for the smokers among us, the roomy hotel bar area is available to us, with plenty of seating areas there, as well.
So, don't dawdle too long; time's awasting, ticket sales are moving right along and we don't want anyone to miss out on the chance to come to the W2 ball.
Mixed Baby Field Greens with Tomato, Cucumber, Carrots &Radish Sprouts
Buttermilk Ranch and Herb Vinaigrette
Caesar Tossed Parmesan Reggiano, Garlic Croutons and
Teriyaki Shrimp Salad with Napa Cabbage, Sugar Peas and Broccoli
Served with Assorted Dinner Rolls and Whipped Sweet Butter
Cheese Stuffed Tortellini, Penne Rigate and Linguini Pasta
Selection of Sauces: Tomato Basil, White Wine Parmesan Cream and Pesto,
Wild Mushrooms, Red Onions, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Toasted Pine Nuts
Served with Garlic Bread and Parmesan Reggiano
Fruit and Cheese Displays
Selections of Domestic and Imported Cheeses to include Brie, Pepper Jack, Boursin, Herbed Chevre, Maytag Blue Wisconsin Cheddar, Gruyere, Asiago
Accompanied by Fresh Seasonal Fruit and Berries
Sliced Baguettes and Imported Crackers
Herb Roasted Turkey Breast with Cranberry Sauce
Mayonnaise and Dijon Mustard
Orange Glazed Local Farm Ham
Spicy Grain Mustard and Apricot Relish
Grilled Atlantic Salmon en Croute with Sautéed Baby Spinach
Dill Buerre Blanc
Chocolate Truffle Cake
Thanks for the ping. I enjoyed election eve and seeing the leftists in this country disappointed. I am truly glad John Kerry is not going to be appointing judges in this country... but I've got to respectively pass on the Ball.
Bump! Just for the menu alone this sounds like a great time. hehe
can't you move the ball to the Bagdadh Hilton???
Thank you for serving my good friend. I didn't know you got called up. We all really did have fun helping Bush get re-elected.
You Sir, were a BIG part of that.
Jim, please let me know when you receive my check. I mailed it out BEFORE Christmas and am a little concerned now.
Ok, will do. The mail is probably behind schedule because of the Christmas rush. Amy will probably be picking up at the PO Box again sometime in the next two or three days. Will let you know as soon as we receive it.
You shame me Takoma. Mrs. Jimfree wants to attend an official ball. We are going through the MD GOP toward that end. $8-$10 drinks in the cash bar? Really? Bummer.
Having an open bar is costly, too - but it makes things much more convenient and hospitable to the guests at an event.
P.S. I don't mean to discourage you about an "Official Ball," but most media write-ups of the official balls tend to read like this one from 2001.
And then for comparison, you can read this Reason Magazine write-up of the first FR Ball.
Thanks for the photos. The food , band and open bar sounds great. My husband does not like to go out. I am concerned about spending $ 175 to attend an event where I do not know anyone personally. I do live locally. Freepers, should I go?
Thanks. I know I sent it out with last minute Christmas cards and those recepients did receive them. Keep me posted.
Just our of curiousity, do you guys have some sort of tenative head count?
Absolutlely - may I have a dance? ;)
Not yet. We're still about three weeks away from closing down ticket sales. Hope to have a sell out.
I would be delighted to accept
Excellent! I will be wearing a tux, a grey vest (southern, you know), and a nametag - Patton!
You will be dancin' to Guv Huckabee and the Capitol Offense, they rock BIGTIME!
And the people just loved them...
BTTT. Get your tickets and let's have a Grand Ole Party!
At the first ball, I brought my sister and brother-in-law.
They were not Freepers. In fact, my brother-in-law is not a Freeper to this day.
They both had the time of their lives!
Put on your Bossy Wife "We're going" hat and he will go and have a great time.
Most men are anti-social. My wife has to drag me to social things but, once I'm there.....hehe...lol...my Irish genes just kinda take over....PARTY!
Good to go & HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE bump!
Happy New Year, Jim! Looking forward to the ball!
See you at the Ball.
See you at the Ball!!!!!!!!
Thank you Jim, for this fine place to meet and lots of other things!!!!!
Happy New Year, FRiend.