- Obamaland: Inside POTUS' First State Dinner Pomp and Circumstance at the Obamas' first State Dinner for the Indian Prime Minister Singh.
Pomp and Circumstance at the Obamas’ first State Dinner for the Indian Prime Minister Singh
By John Arundel
There was an element of suspense and breathless anticipation to the Obamas first State Dinner Tuesday. Staff and Secret Service shuttled around in tuxedos and floor-length ball gowns, as a fireplace crackled in the Green Room and the Marine Corps Orchestra filled the Grand Foyer with New Orleans jazz tunes.