And this, related to the 1969 Inauguration of Richard M. Nixon:
About the above video:
Yippie action during the Democratic National Convention of 1968 in Chicago, the height of the New Left and the anti-war movement.From this January 17, 2017 Newsweek article:
1969: Richard M. Nixon Upstaged by Pigasus J. PigThe above article includes more snippets of photo and video about the above Inaugurations, as well as "1961: John F. Kennedy up in Flames," "1985: Ronald Reagan Is Over It," and "2009: Obama’s Awkward Moment."
Nixon’s inauguration in 1969 was a $2.3 million extravaganza; it was pure pageantry. “We want every husband to complain for years about the cost of his wife’s dress and hair-do,” Ball Chairman Mark Evans told Newsweek for the January 27, 1979 issue. But his party was over-shadowed by an inaugural parody staged by the youth-oriented, anti-establishment “yippies,” who “nominated” a hog for president.
Clockwork: Inaugural week’s first order of business was pleasure, however—and the Nixonian managerial touch showed in every detail of the $2.3 million extravaganza. The form has never been particularly satisfactory: James Madison’s 1809 Inaugural ball—the first ever—was so hot and stuffy that guests smashed windows to get air, and U.S. Grant’s in 1869 is remembered mainly because Horace Greeley had to wait in a check line for an hour and a half to retrieve his coat, cursing colorfully all the while. Shadowing Mr. Nixon’s party, moreover, was the presence of several thousand peace demonstrators and yippies, who planned their own parody inaugural starring Pigasus J. Pig, the hog they “nominated” for President in Chicago last August. Washington authorities granted them permits on a promise that they were coming in peace, though after Chicago no one—including the demonstration leaders themselves—could be sure.
Read the entire Newsweek article HERE.
Additional reading: Fun facts from past inaugurations, which includes a quiz at the end.