We got tickets to the Disability Rights Ball which seemed like a friendly, low-key way to celebrate the inaugural. We don't really have to dress up, it's in the same building where I work, and we can take the metro. Yay! I sold MoBob on the "once in a lifetime" argument.
At any rate it's a compromise between the Asian-American Ball and the Arab-American Ball. Although technically MB isn't Arab, it would've been fun to see two of the Axis of Evil comics, one of whom is...Mormon.