Contact Elation: Voices from Inauguration WeekStandard
For Tim McBride, this is bigger than Woodstock.
It is 12 hours until the inauguration, and McBride is looking at the White House from across the street in Lafayette Park. Heâ€™s standing with his son, Eamonn, and his sonâ€™s friend, Kacey, who grew up so poor that heâ€™d never had a chance to visit a big city.
McBride has been here before, and so has his son. But this time is different for both of them. This time, itâ€™s like a pilgrimage.
â€œItâ€™s a thing from my generation, but have you ever heard of a contact high?â€ McBride asks. â€œItâ€™s like contact elation.â€