This cell-phone picture hardly does justice to the scene at Antoinette K-Doe's Mother-in-Law Lounge at about ten p.m. last night, when CNN called it for President-Elect Barack Obama. Easily over a hundred people were jammed into the bar and spilling out into the yard, festooned with Christmas lights and red-white-and-blue balloons for the occasion. Drivers leaned on their horns and waved out car windows as they sped down North Claiborne Ave.
Note bartender Jeannie's homemade "Barack Obama Bahama Mama Rama" T-shirt in the second photo (I don't get it either, but it's still cool.)
In a generation or two, kids will probably ask you where you were when America decisively elected its first African American president. So... where were you?