Wait! There's more: councilman talks over inaugural poet at City Hall watch party
After President Barack Obama's inaugural address, some people began to file out of the City Council chamber, where a large crowd had gathered to watch. What some apparently didn't realize -including Councilman Oliver Koppel (D-Bronx) - is that there was more to the festivities.
Koppel took the microphone and began to thank the crowd and talk about the historic nature of Obama's swearing in, even as most of those seated in the chamber were trying to watch poet Elizabeth Alexander recite her verse.
There were shouts and hoots from the audience until Koppel, who for a few minutes seemed unaware, realized what was going on and stepped away.