Let the Parties Begin

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 20, 2009 7:52 PM CST
First lady Michelle Obama, left, jokes with President Barack Obama after their first dance together at the Neighborhood Inaugural Ballin Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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(Newser) – The first couple changed into new duds after a busy day and dropped in on the first of 10 inauguration balls they are scheduled to attend, the AP reports. They treated partygoers to their first dance as a presidential couple, with Michelle wearing a white, full-skirted dress by Taiwanese designer Jason Wu. The first lady will follow tradition and donate it to the Smithsonian.