Inauguration fever is spreading through Washington D-C. Festivities began today with a star-studded concert at the Lincoln Memorial.
Voices rose up from under the gaze of Abraham Lincoln Sunday and about 300-thousand people gathered on the National Mall couldn't help but join in.
Torry Clark, a visitor from Virginia says, "This is the start of a new dawn for our country. It's a very exciting time."
Beyonce and a host of other stars lead the concert to kick off an historic inauguration week in Washington.
Entertainer Bono says, "Dr. King had a dream. On Tuesday, that dream comes to pass."
The man who will fulfill that dream was the headlining speaker. President Elect Barack Obama says, "there is no obstacle that can stand in the way of millions of voices calling for change."
Lori Boone, a visitor from Alabama says, "when Barack and Joe Biden walked out I felt so overwhelmed with emotion. It was so awesome just being here, the energy of the people around here, nothing but love."
The folks who came to Sunday's concert represent just a fraction of those expected here in the coming days. As many as 3 million could flood the city for the swearing in and inaugural parade, saying no crowd could keep them from this moment in history.
Jeffery Canada of New York says, “If people come together as Americans I think we can do anything and we'll certainly overcome the economic problems we have in America today."
The problem-solving begins Wednesday morning. For now, the celebration in the nation's capitol is just getting started.