In less than a week, President Barack Obama will take his oath of office for another four years. It's a moment many in central Virginia are already making plans to witness. Several buses will leave Richmond and head to the nation's capital.
"We believe that music can motivate people," said famed Richmond musician James Plunky Branch.
It's why he wrote a song prior to last year's election.
"Register so you can vote in November," he hummed along to the song playing in the background of his home studio.
Now, Branch is hitting another note. He and popular disc jockey Danja Mowf are arranging a bus trip to the inauguration next week. They did the same trip back in 2009.
"The people asked for it again, so we said we got to give the people what they want," Danja Mowf said.
Juan Braxton signed up.
"It's a new excitement about politics," he said.
This will be a first for him.
"Never really had any interest to go to an inauguration before," he said.
But after casting his vote for the President…
"I felt I wanted to be able to complete the process," Braxton added.
Many others feel the same.
"We have completely sold out two buses," Branch said.
So they've added a third bus giving central Virginia the chance to join the national spotlight come Monday.
"[We] owe it to ourselves to give our best in support of our leader, not because of the person, but because of the concept of democracy. We get a voice," Branch said.
There is still time to reserve a seat prior to Monday morning's departure. Just visit the organizers' website for details.
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